What is RANA?
RANAs mission is to promote
understanding about amphibian population declines through
collaborative research in the Neotropics.
To achieve its mission, RANA will:
- Coordinate research on the causes of amphibian population
declines in the neotropics.
- Combine comparable data collected at multiple sites by
different research teams to significantly increase the
generality and power of tests of competing hypotheses.
- Catalyze scientists to undertake surveys and inventories
in key understudied geographical areas to provide a
comprehensive picture of where declines have and have not
- Develop and disseminate a database on the current status
and distribution of populations of all species of
and disseminate information related to amphibian
RANA will achieve its objectives if its
members strive to:
- Work in an open and collaborative fashion
- Respect the ideas and intellectual property of others
- Fulfill commitments to other members in a timely fashion
- Disseminate research results rapidly
- Create an active network governed in a transparent
RANAs Board of Directors (2006)
Federico Bolaños (Univ. Costa Rica)
Gabriela Parra (Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México)
Karen Lips (Univ. Southern Illinois), RANA
Magno Segalla (Sociedade Brasileira de Herpetologia)
Bruce Young (NatureServe), RANA Coordinator