Dr Jodi Rowley and Green Tree Frog

Key Info

Email Dr Jodi Rowley

I am the Curator of Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Biology, leading the Herpetology department, at the Australian Museum Research Institute, Australian Museum & Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW Sydney.

I am a biologist with a focus on amphibian diversity, ecology and conservation, and a passion for communicating biodiversity conservation.

My research seeks to uncover and document biodiversity, understand its drivers, and inform conservation decisions.

I focus on amphibians because they have the greatest levels of undocumented diversity of any terrestrial vertebrate group, perform irreplaceable functions in many ecosystems and are being lost at an unprecedented rate.


  • PhD, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia (2007). Why does Chytridiomycosis drive some frog populations to extinction and not others? The effects of interspecific variation in host behaviour.
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Biology) (Hons. Class 1), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2002).

Other Appointments



  • Thompson, M.M., Poore, A.G.B., Rowley, J.J.L., & Callaghan, C.T. (2022) Citizen Science reveals meteorological determinants of frog calling at a continental scale. Diversity and Distributions. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13634
  • Cutajar, T., & Rowley, J. J. L. (2022). The utility of acoustic citizen science data in understanding geographic distributions of morphologically conserved species: frogs in the Litoria phyllochroa species group. Journal of Herpetology. 56 (3): 318–323. full text
  • Liu, G., Kingsford, R. T., Callaghan, C. T., & Rowley, J. J. L. (2022) Anthropogenic habitat modification alters calling phenology of frogs. Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16367
  • Mahony, S. M., Cutajar, T., Rowley, J. J. L. (2022). A new species of Delma Gray 1831 (Squamata: Pygopodidae) from the Hunter Valley and Liverpool Plains of New South Wales. Zootaxa 5162 (5): 541–556. abstract
  • Cutajar, T.P., Portway, C.D., Gillard, G.L. and Rowley, J.J.L. (2022). Australian Frog Atlas: species’ distribution maps informed by the FrogID dataset. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum, Online 36: 1–48. full text
  • Legge, S., Rumpff, L., Woinarski,J.C.Z., Whiterod, N.S., Ward, M., Southwell, D.G., Scheele, B.C., Nimmo, D.G., Lintermans, M., Geyle, H.M., Garnett, S.T., Hayward-Brown, B., Ensbey, M., Ehmke, G., Ahyong, S.T., Blackmore, C.J., Bower, D.S., Brizuela-Torres, D., Burbidge, A.H., Burns, P.A., Butler, G., Catullo, R., Chapple, D.G., Dickman, C.R., Doyle, K.E., Ferris, J., Fisher, D., Gallagher, R., Gillespie, G.R., Greenlees, M.J., Hohnen, R., Hoskin, C.J., Hunter, D., Jolly, C., Kennard, M., King, A., Kuchinke, D., Law, B., Lawler, I., Lawler, S., Loyn, R., Lunney, D., Lyon, J., MacHunter, J., Mahony, M., Mahony, S., McCormack, R.B., Melville, J., Menkhorst, P., Michael, D., Mitchell, N., Mulder, E., Newell, D., Pearce, L., Raadik, T.A., Rowley, J.J.L., Sitters, H., Spencer, R., Valavi, R., West, M., Wilkinson, D.P., and Zukowski, S. (2022). The conservation impacts of ecological disturbance: Time-bound estimates of population loss and recovery for fauna affected by the 2019–2020 Australian megafires. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Early View. full text.


  • Rowley, J.J.L., Mahony, M.J., Hines, H.B., Myers, S., Price, L.C., Shea, G.M. & Donnellan, S.C. (2021). Two new frog species from the Litoria rubella species group from eastern Australia. Zootaxa 507(1), 1-41. DOI: full text
  • Zhang, Y., Rowley, J.J.L., Liu, X., Nguyen, T.T., Nguyen, H.Q., Tapley, B., Nguyen, L.T., Yamg, Y., Cutajar, T., Zhang, Y., & Yuan, Z. (2021). Amolops caelumnoctis Rao & Wilkinson, 2007, a Junior Synonym of A. splendissimus Orlov & Ho, 2007 (Amphibia: Anura: Ranidae). Zootaxa. 5057 (2): 181–200. abstract.
  • Nguyen, L.T., Tapley, B., Nguyen, C.T., Luong, H.V. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2021) A new species of Leptobrachella (Anura, Megophryidae) from Mount Pu Ta Leng, northwest Vietnam. Zootaxa. 5016: 301–332. abstract
  • Crawford-Ash, J., & Rowley, J. J. L. (2021). Photo identification of individual Blue Mountains Tree Frogs (Litoria citropa). Herpetology Notes. 14: 803-808. full text.
  • Rivera-Correa, M., Baldo, D., Candioti, F.V., Orrico, V.G.D., Blackburn, D.C., Castroviejo-Fisher, A., Chan, K.O., Gambale, P.G., Gower, D.J., Quah, E.S.H., Rowley, J.J.L., Twomey, E., & Vences, M. (2021). Amphibians in Zootaxa: 20 years documenting the global diversity of frogs, salamanders, and caecilians. Zootaxa 4979: 57–69. full text.
  • Callaghan, C.T., Liu, G., Mitchell, B.A, Poore, A.G.B, & Rowley, J.LL. (2021) Urbanization negatively impacts frog diversity at continental, regional, and local scales. Basic and Applied Ecology, 54: 64-74. full text.
  • Liu, G, Rowley, J.J.L., Kingsford, R.T. & Callaghan C.T. (2021). Species' traits drive amphibian tolerance to anthropogenic habitat modification. Global Change Biology 2021:1–13. abstract
  • Tapley, B., Cutajar, T., Nguyen. L.T., Portway, C., Mahony, S., Nguyen, C.T., Harding, L., Luong, H.V., Rowley, J.J.L. (2021). A new potentially Endangered species of Megophrys from Mount Ky Quan San, northwest Vietnam. Journal of Natural History. 54: 2543-2575. full text.
  • Vera Candioti, F., dos Santos Dias, P. H., Rowley, J. J. L., Hertwig, S., Haas, A., & Altig, R. (2021) Anatomical features of the phytotelma dwelling, egg-eating, fanged tadpoles of Rhacophorus vampyrus (Anura: Rhacophoridae). Journal of Morphology. 2021;1–10. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.21348 abstract.
  • Crawford-Ash, J., & Rowley, J. J. L. (2021) Bad neighbours? Dynamics of amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in three co-occurring frog species of southern Sydney. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 143:101-108. abstract.
  • Bolitho, L.J., Rowley, J.J.L., Hines, H.B., & Newell, D. (2021). Occupancy modelling reveals a highly restricted and fragmented distribution in a threatened montane frog (Philoria kundagungan) in subtropical Australian rainforests. Australian Journal of Zoology. 67(4) 231-240. abstract.


  • Tapley, B., Jervis, P., Nguyen, L.T., Portway, C., Nguyen, C.T., Luong, H.V., Kane, D., Brookes, L., Perkins, M.W., Ghosh, P., Wierzbicki, C., Shelton, J., Fisher, M.C. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2020). Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Detected in Amphibians from Vietnam’s Highest Mountains. Herpetological Review. 51(4), 726–732.
  • Stuart, B. L., Schoen, S.N., Nelson, E.E.M, Maher, H., Neang, T., Rowley, J.J.L., McLeod, D.S. (2020). A new fanged frog in the Limnonectes kuhlii complex (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from northeastern Cambodia. Zootaxa 4894 (3): 451–473.
  • Alabai, M., Esau, T., Kekeubata, E., Esau, D., Waneagea, J., Lobotalau, L., Alick, J., Silas, J., Solome, L., Waneagea, J., Mousisi, K., Cutajar, T.P., Portway, C.D., MacLaren, D.J., & Rowley, J.J.L. (2020). Apparent absence of the amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in frogs in Malaita Province, Solomon Islands. Pacific Conservation Biology. https://doi.org/10.1071/PC20047
  • Choquette, R.E., Angulo, A., Bishop, P.J., Phan, C.T.B., Rowley, J.J.L. (2020). The internet-based Southeast Asia amphibian pet trade. TRAFFIC Bulletin 32(2): 68-76. full text.
  • Callaghan, C.T., Poore, A.G.B., Mesaglio, T., Moles, A.T., Nakagawa, S., Roberts, C., Rowley, J.J.L., Vergés, A., Wilshire, J.H., Cornwell, W.K. (2020). Three frontiers for the future of biodiversity research using citizen science data. BioScience, biaa133. abstract.
  • Callaghan, C.T. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2020). A continental assessment of diurnality in frog calling behaviour. Austral Ecology. abstract
  • Hyman, I. T., Ahyong, S. T., Köhler, F., McEvey, S. F., Milledge, G., Reid, C. A. M. & Rowley, J. J. L. (2020). Impacts of the 2019–2020 bushfires on New South Wales biodiversity: a rapid assessment of distribution data for selected invertebrate taxa. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum 32: 1–17. full text.
  • Nguyen, L. T., Tapley, B., Cutajar, T., Nguyen, C.T., Portway, C., Harding, L., Luong, H.V. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2020). A description of the tadpole of the Critically Endangered Botsford’s leaf-litter frog (Leptobrachella botsfordi) with comments on the distribution and conservation status of the species. Zootaxa. 4860: 293–300. abstract.
  • Weaver, S., Callaghan, C., & Rowley, J. J. L. (2020). Anuran accents: continental-scale citizen science data reveal spatial and temporal patterns of call variability. Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6833 full text.
  • Rowley, J.J.L., Callaghan, C. T. & Cornwell, W. K. (2020). Widespread short-term persistence of frog species after the 2019-2020 bushfires in eastern Australia revealed by citizen science. Conservation Science and Practice. e287. full text.
  • Tapley, B., Nguyen, L.T., Cutajar, T., Nguyen, C.T., Portway, C., Van Luong, H., and Rowley, J.J.L. (2020). The tadpoles of five Megophrys Horned frogs (Amphibia: Megophryidae) from the Hoang Lien Range, Vietnam. Zootaxa, 4845 (1): 35–52. abstract
  • Stuart, B. L. & Rowley,J.J.L (2020). A new Leptobrachella (Anura: Megophryidae) from the Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia. Zootaxa 4834 (4): 556–572. abstract
  • Tapley, B., Nguyen, L.T., Portway, C., Cutajar, T., Nguyen, C.T., Van Luong, H., Kane, D., Harding, L. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2020) A point endemic no more; a range extension for Oreolalax sterlingae (Nguyen et al., 2013) in Bat Xat District, Lao Cai Province, northern Vietnam. Herpetology Notes. 13, 497-500.full text
  • Portway, C.D., Cutajar, T.P., King, A. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2020) First evidence of the amphibian chytrid fungus likely driving dramatic frog community changes on the New England Tablelands of Eastern Australia. Herpetological Review. 51 (2), 247-251.
  • Portway, C.D., Cutajar, T.P. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2020) Survey for amphibian chytrid fungus infection in the enigmatic Green-thighed Frog (Litoria brevipalmata). Herpetological Review. 51 (2), 252-253.
  • Stuart, B.L., Som, H.E., Neang, T., Hoang, H.D., Le, D.T.T., Dau, V.Q., Potter, K., & Rowley, J.J.L. (2020). Integrative taxonomic analysis reveals a new species of Leptobrachium (Anura: Megophryidae) from northeastern Cambodia and central Vietnam. Journal of Natural History. DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2020.1756498 abstract
  • Rowley, J.J.L., Le, D.T.T., Hoang, H.D., Cao, T.T. & Dau, V.Q. (2020). A new species of phytotelm breeding frog (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Zootaxa. 4779 (3): 341–354. full text
  • Cutajar, T.P., Rowley, J.J.L. (2020) Surveying frogs from the bellies of their parasites: invertebrate-derived DNA as a novel survey method for frogs. Global Ecology & Conservation. e00978. full text
  • Rowley, J.J.L, Callaghan CT (2020) The FrogID dataset: expert-validated occurrence records of Australia’s frogs collected by citizen scientists. ZooKeys 912: 139-151. full text.
  • Cutajar, T.P., Rowley, J.J.L., Nguyen, L.T., Nguyen, C.T., Portway, C., Harding, L., Luong, H.V. and Tapley, B. (2020) The advertisement call of Megophrys jingdongensis Fei and Ye, 1983 and a new record from Lai Chau Province, Northeast Vietnam. Herpetology Notes. 13: 139-143. full text.
  • Mitchell, B.A., Callaghan, C.T., Rowley, J.J.L. (2020). Continental-scale citizen science data reveal no changes in acoustic responses of a widespread tree frog to an urbanisation gradient. Journal of Urban Ecology 6(1): juaa002 full text.
  • Callaghan, C.T., Roberts, J.D., Poore, A.G.B., Alford, R.A., Cogger, H., Rowley, J.J.L. (2020). Citizen science data accurately predicts expert-derived species richness at a continental scale when sampling thresholds are met. Biodiversity and Conservation. 9:1323–1337. full text.


  • Callaghan, C.T., Poore, A.G.B., Major, R.E., Rowley, J.J.L., Cornwell, W.K. (2019) Optimizing future biodiversity sampling by citizen scientists. Proc. R. Soc. B 286: 20191487. full text
  • Le, D.T.T., Rowley, J.J.L., Tran, D.T.A., & Hoang, H.D. (2019). The diet of a forest-dependent frog species, Odorrana morafkai (Anura: Ranidae), in relation to habitat disturbance. Amphibia-Reptilia. abstract.
  • Sadlier, R,A., Frankham, G.J., Beatson, C.A., Eldridge, M.D., Rowley, J.J.L. (2019). Genetic evidence in support of the recognition of the Kaputar Rock Skink, one of New South Wales’ most range-restricted vertebrate species. Records of the Australian Museum. 71(5): 183-197. full text.
  • Nguyen, L.T., Tapley, B., Cutajar, T., Nguyen, C.T., Portway, P., Harding, L., Luong, H.V. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2019). The first records of Limnonectes nguyenorum McLeod, Kurlbaum & Hoang (Amphibia: Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Lao Cai Province, northwest Vietnam. Proceedings of the 4th National Scientific Conference on Amphibians and Reptiles in Vietnam. 135-140.
  • Callaghan, C.T., Rowley, J.J.L., Cornwell, W.K., Poore, A.G.B., & Major, R.E. (2019). Improving big citizen science data: Moving beyond haphazard sampling. PLoS Biol 17(6): e3000357. full text.
  • Rowley, J.J.L., Callaghan, C.T., Cutajar, T., Portway, C., Potter K., Mahony, S, Trembath, D.F., Flemons, P. & Woods, A. (2019). FrogID: Citizen scientists provide validated biodiversity data on frogs of Australia. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 14(1): 155-170. full text.


  • Rowley, J.J.L. & Cutajar, T.P. (2018) Rediscovery of the Booroolong Frog Litoria booroolongensis on the Australian New England Tablelands after more than 40 years. Herpetological Review. 49: 620-621.
  • Tapley, B., Cutajar, T., Mahony, S., Nguyen, C.T., Dau, V.Q., Luong, A.M., Le, D.T., Nguyen, T.T., Nguyen T.Q., Portway, T., Luong, H.V., & Rowley, J.J.L. (2018). Two new and potentially highly threatened Megophrys Horned frogs (Amphibia: Megophryidae) from Indochina’s highest mountains. Zootaxa. 4508: 301–333. abstract.
  • Tapley, B., Cutajar, T., Nguyen, L.T., Nguyen, C.T., Harding, L., Portway, C., Luong, H.V. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2018). A new locality and elevation extension for Megophrys rubrimera in Bat Xat Nature Reserve, Lao Cai Province, northern Vietnam. Herpetology Notes. 11: 865-868. full text.
  • Heatwole, H. & Rowley, J. J. L. Eds. (2018). Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Australia. 231 pp. buy!
  • Heatwole, H. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2018). Introduction. pp. 1-4 In Heatwole, H. & Rowley, J. J. L. Eds. (2018). Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Australia.
  • Alford, R.A. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2018). Status of decline and conservation of frogs in the Wet Tropics of Australia. pp. 15-28 In Heatwole, H. & Rowley, J. J. L. Eds. (2018). Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Australia
  • Le, D.T.T., Rowley, J.J.L., Tran, T.A.D., Vo, N.T., and Hoang, H.D. (2018). Diet composition and overlap in a montane frog community in Vietnam. Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 13(1):205-215.
  • Shea, G.M. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2018). Resolution of the types and type localities of some early nominal species of the Australian myobatrachid frog genus Pseudophryne Fitzinger, 1843. Zootaxa 4407 (1), 51–64.
  • Chen, J.M., Poyarkov Jr. N.A., Suwannapoom, C., Lathrop, A., Wu, Y-H., Zhou, W-W., Yuan, Z.Y., Jin, J-Q., Liu, H-Q., Nguyen, T.Q., Nguyen, S.N., Duong, T.V., Eto, K., Nishikawa, K., Matsui, M., Orlov, N.L., Stuart, B., Brown, R. Rowley, J.J.L., Murphy, R.W., Wang, Y-Y., Che, J. (2018). Large-scale phylogenetic analyses provide insights into unrecognized diversity and historical biogeography of Asian leaf-litter frogs, genus Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 124:162-171.
  • Tapley, B., Michaels, C.J., Gumbs, R., Böhm, M., Luedtke, J., Pearce-Kelly, P., Rowley, J.J.L. (2018). The disparity between species description and conservation assessment: a case study in taxa with high rates of species discovery. Biological Conservation. 220: 209-214.


  • Tapley, B., Cutajar, T., Mahony, S., Nguyen, C.T., Dau, V. Q., Luong, H.V. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2017). The Vietnamese population of Megophrys kuatunensis (Amphibia: Megophryidae) represents a new species of Asian horned frog from Vietnam and southern China. Zootaxa 4344 (3): 465–492
  • Le, D.T.T., Hoang, H.D., Rowley, J.J.L. (2017). Preliminary monitoring of amphibian populations at a montane site in Vietnam with the presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Herpetological Review, 48(3) 557-559.
  • Yuan, Z., Sun, R., Chen, J., Rowley, J.J.L., Wu, Z., Hou, S., Wang, S., & Che, J. (2017). A new species of the genus Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Guangxi, China. Zootaxa, 4300, 551–570. Abstract.
  • Rowley, J.J.L., Dau, V.Q., Cao, T.T. (2017). A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Vietnam. Zootaxa. 4273: 61-79. Abstract.
  • Rowley, J.J.L., Tapley, B., Nguyen, T.C., Altig, R. (2017). Tadpole of the Critically Endangered Sterling’s Toothed Toad (Oreolalax sterlingae). Zootaxa. 4272:579-582. Abstract.
  • Rowley, J.J.L., Dau, V.Q., Hoang, H.D., Le, D.T.T., Cutajar, T.P., Nguyen, T.T. (2017). A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from northern Vietnam. Zootaxa. 4243, 544-564. Abstract.


  • Ocock, J.F., Kingsford, R.T., Penman, T.D. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2016). Amphibian abundance and detection trends during a large flood in a semi-arid floodplain wetland. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 11, 408-425. Full Text.
  • Ceríaco LM, Gutiérrez E.E., Dubois A & 490 signatories (including Rowley, J.J.L.). (2016). Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa 4196 (3): 435-445. Abstract.
  • McDonald, K.R., Rowley, J.J.L., Richards, S.J. and Frankham, G.J. (2016). A new species of treefrog (Litoria) from Cape York Peninsula, Australia. Zootaxa. 4171, 153-169. Abstract.
  • Anstis, M., Rowley, J.J.L. & Altig, R. (2016). Morphological clarifications of Australian hylid and limnodynastid tadpoles. Zootaxa 4126: 146–150. Abstract.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Shepherd, C.R., Stuart, B.L., Nguyen, T.Q., Hoang, H.D., Cutajar, T.P., Wogan, G.O.U., Phimmachak, S. (2016). Estimating the global trade in Southeast Asian Newts. Biological Conservation, 199: 96-100. Full Text.
  • Goutte, S., Dubois, A., Howard, S. D., Marquez, R., Rowley, J. J. L., Dehling, J. M., Grandcolas, P., Rongchuan, X. and Legendre, F. (2016). Environmental constraints and call evolution in torrent-dwelling frogs. Evolution, 70: 811–826. Abstract.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Tran, D. T., Le, D. T. T., Dau, V. Q., Peloso, P. L. V., Nguyen, T. Q., Hoang, H. D., Nguyen, T.T., & Ziegler, T. (2016). Five new, microendemic Asian Leaf-litter Frogs (Leptolalax) from the southern Annamite mountains, Vietnam. Zootaxa. 4085: 63–102. Abstract.


  • Rowley, J.J.L., Stuart, B.L., Neang, T.,Hoang, H.D., Dau, V.Q., Nguyen, T.T. & Emmett, D.A. (2015). A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Vietnam and Cambodia. Zootaxa 4039: 401–407. Abstract.
  • Rowley, J., Dau, V.Q., Hoang, H.D., Nguyen, T.T., Le D.T.T., & Altig, R. (2015). The breeding biologies of three species of treefrogs with hyperextended vocal repertoires (Gracixalus; Anura: Rhacophoridae). Amphibia-Reptilia 36: 277–285. Abstract.
  • Rowley, J.J.L., Tran, D.T.A., Frankham, G.J., Dekker, A.H., Le, D.T.T., Nguyen, T.Q., Dau, V.Q., & Hoang, H.D. (2015) Undiagnosed Cryptic Diversity in Small, Microendemic Frogs (Leptolalax) from the Central Highlands of Vietnam. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0128382. Full Text.
  • Poyarkov, N.A., Jr., Rowley,J.J.L., Gogoleva,S.I., Vassilieva, A.B.,Galoyan, E.A., & Orlov. N. L. (2015). A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from the western Langbian Plateau, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3931: 221–252. Abstract.
  • Kusrini, M.D., Rowley, J.J.L., Khairunnisa, L.R., Shea, G.M. & Altig, R. (2015) The reproductive biology and larvae of the first tadpole-bearing frog, Limnonectes larvaepartus. PLoS ONE 10(1): e116154. Full Text.


  • Stuart, B. L., Rowley, J.J.L., Phimmachak, S., Aowphol, A. & Sivongxay, N. (2014). Salamander protection starts with the newt. Science 346 (6213): 1067-1068.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Le, T.T.D, Hoang, H. D. & Altig, R. (2014). The breeding behaviour, advertisement call and tadpole of Limnonectes dabanus (Anura: Dicroglossidae). Zootaxa. 3881(2):195-200.
  • Rowley, J.J.L. & Stuart, B.L. (2014). Amphibian conservation in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. In: Heatwole H, Das I, editors. Conservation Biology of Amphibians of Asia: Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians in Eastern Hemisphere. pp 264–280.
  • Gleason, F.H., Rowley, J.J.L., Jessop, C.N., & Lilje, O. (2014). Zoosporic parasites of amphibians. In: Hyde, K.D., Jones, E.B.G. & Pang, KL. Freshwater Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms. pp 245-262.
  • Rowley, J.J.L. (2014). An old world newly discovered: revealing the mysterious and imperiled biodiversity of the Greater Mekong. Asian Geographic. 107: 68-71.
  • Strautins, E., Le, D.T.T., Dau, V.Q., Hoang, H.D., & Rowley, J. J. L. (2014). Leptobrachium pullum (Vietnam Spadefoot Toad). Eye Coloration. Herpetological Review. 45: 477-478.
  • Ocock, J. F., Kingsford, R. T., Penman, T. D., & Rowley, J. J. L. (2014). Frogs during the flood: Differential behaviours of two amphibian species in a dryland floodplain wetland. Austral Ecology. Abstract
  • Altig, R., & Rowley, J.J.L. (2014). The breeding behavior of Glyphoglossus molossus and the tadpoles of Glyphoglossus molossus and Calluella guttulata (Microhylidae). Zootaxa. 3811:381-386. Abstract
  • Gleason, F.H., Chambouvet, A., Sullivan, B.K., Lilje, O., Rowley, J.J.L. (2014). Multiple zoosporic parasites pose a significant threat to amphibian populations. Fungal Ecology. 11:181–192. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J.L., Le, D. T.T., Dau, V. Q., Hoang, H. D., & Cao, T. T. (2014) A striking new species of phytotelm-breeding tree frog (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from central Vietnam. Zootaxa. 3785: 25–37. Full text.


  • Rowley, J. J. L., Dau, V. Q., & Nguyen, T.T. (2013) A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from the highest mountain in Indochina. Zootaxa. 3737: 415–428. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Gleason, F.H., Andreou, D., Marshall, W., Lilje, O. & Goslan, R. (2013). Impacts of mesomycetozoean parasites on amphibian and freshwater fish populations. Fungal Biology Reviews. 27: 100-111. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Hoang, H. D., Le, D. T. T., Dau, V. Q., Neang, T., & Cao, T. T. (2013). Low Prevalence or Apparent Absence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Infection in Amphibians from Sites in Vietnam and Cambodia. Herpetological Review 44(3) 466-469.
  • Dau, V.Q., Rowley, J. J. L., Hoang, Q.X. (2013). Rhacophorus feae (Thao Whipping Frog). Habitat. Herpetological Review. 44: 129
  • Rowley, J. J. L. & Alford, R. A. (2013) Hot bodies protect amphibians against chytrid infection in nature. Scientific Reports 3, 1515; DOI:10.1038/srep01515 Paper
  • Ocock, J.F., Rowley, J. J. L., Penman, T.D., Rayner, T.S. & Kingsford, R.T. (2013). Amphibian Chytrid Prevalence in an Amphibian Community in Arid Australia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 10.1007/s10393-013-0824-8


  • Rowley, J. J. L., Tran, D. T. A., Hoang D. H., Dau Q. V., & Le T. T. D. (2012). A New Species of Large Flying Frog (Rhacophoridae: Rhacophorus) from Lowland Forests in Southern Vietnam. Journal of Herpetology 46: 480-487.
  • Rowley, J.J.L. , D.T.A. Tran, D.T.T. Le, H.D. Hoang, & R. Altig (2012). The strangest tadpole: the oophagous, tree-hole dwelling tadpole of Rhacophorus vampyrus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam Journal of Natural History 46, 47-48. Abstract
  • Sunderasan, L., & Rowley, J. J. L. (2012). Leptobrachium pullum (Vietnam Spadefoot Toad). Situs Inversus. Herpetological Review 43: 464.
  • Gascon C., Collins J., Church D., Moore R.D., Andreone F., Bishop P., Biju S.D., Bolanos F., Feng X., Pipeng L., Zhang L., Shi H., Lotters S., Mitchell P.N., Mora-Benavides J.M., Garcia Moreno J., Randriamahazo H., Reardon J.T., Molina C., Ron S., Rowley J. J. L., Silvano D., Valdijo P., Verdade V.K. (2012). Scaling a global plan into regional strategies for amphibian conservation. Alytes 29 (1-4): 15-27.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Hoang D. H., Dau Q. V., Le T. T. D., & Cao T. T. (2012). A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from central Vietnam. Zootaxa 3321: 56–68. Abstract.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., & Altig, R. (2012). Nidicolous development in Limnonectes limborgi (Anura, Dicroglossidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 33: 145-149. Abstract.


  • Rowley, J. J. L., Dau Q. V., Nguyen T. T., Cao T. T., & Nguyen, S. V. (2011). A new species of Gracixalus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) with a hyperextended vocal repertoire from Vietnam. Zootaxa 3125: 22-38. Abstract.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Le T. T., D.Hoang D. H., Dau Q. V., & Cao T. T. (2011). Two new species of Theloderma (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam. Zootaxa 3098: 1-20. Abstract.
  • Swei, A., Rowley, J. J. L., Rödder, D., Diesmos, M. L. L., Diesmos, A. C., Briggs, C. J., Brown, R., Cao T. T., Cheng, T. L., Chong, R. A., Han, B., Hero J.-M., Hoang H. D., Kusrini, M. D., Le, T. T. D., McGuire, J. A., Meegaskumbura, M., Min, M.-S., Mulcahy, D. G., Neang T., Phimmachak, S., Rao, D.-Q., Reeder, N. M., Schoville, S. D., Sivongxay, N., Srei, N., Stöck, M., Stuart, B. L., Torres, L. S., Tran, D. T. A., Tunstall, T. S., Vieites, D., Vredenburg, V. T. (2011). Is chytridiomycosis an emerging amphibian disease in Asia? PLoS ONE 6: e23179 Paper
  • Stuart, B. L., Rowley, J. J. L., Tran, D. T. A., Le, D. T. T., Hoang, D. H. (2011). The Leptobrachium (Anura: Megophryidae) of the Langbian Plateau, southern Vietnam, with description of a new species. Zootaxa 2804: 25-40. Paper
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Le, D. T. T., Tran, D. T. A., Hoang, D. H. (2011). A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2796: 15-28. Paper


  • Rowley, J. J. L., Le T. T. D., Tran T. A. D., Stuart, B. L., & Hoang D. H. (2010). A new tree frog of the genus Rhacophorus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2727: 45-55. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Stuart, B. L., Richards, S. J., Phimmachak, S., & Sivongxay, N. (2010). A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Laos. Zootaxa 2681: 35-46. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L. & Srei, N, (2010) Chiromantis vittatus (Burmese Bushfrog). Coloration. Herpetological Review. 41: 335. Paper
  • Le T.T.D & Rowley, J. J. L. (2010) Rhacophorus feae (Thao Whipping Frog). Defensive Behavior. Herpetological Review. 41: 342. Paper
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Hoang D. H., Le T. T. D., Dau Q. V., & Cao T. T. (2010). A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Vietnam and further information on Leptolalax tuberosus. Zootaxa 2660: 33-45. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Stuart B. L. S, Neang, T. & Emmett, D. A. (2010) A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Cambodia. Zootaxa 2567: 57-68. Abstract
  • Stuart, B. L., Rowley, J. J. L., Emmett, D. A., Som, S. (2010). Significant new records of amphibians and reptiles from Virachey National Park, northeastern Cambodia. Cambodian Journal of Natural History 2010:38-47. Paper
  • Rowley, J., Brown, R., Kusrini, M., Inger, R., Stuart, B., Wogan, G., Chan-ard, T., Cao, T. T., Diesmos, A., Iskandar, D. T., Lau, M., Ming, L. T., Makchai, S., Neang, T., Nguyen, Q. T., Phimmachak, S. (2010) Impending conservation crisis for Southeast Asian amphibians. Biology Letters. 6: 336-338. Abstract


  • Rowley, J. J. L. & Cao, T. T. (2009) A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from central Vietnam. Zootaxa 2198: 51-60. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L. & Alford, R. A. (2009) Models in Field Studies of Temperature and Moisture. Chapter 21. pp 387-406 In Dodd, C. K., ed., Amphibian Ecology and Conservation. Cambridge University Press.
  • Rowley, J. J. L. & Alford, R. A. (2009) Factors affecting interspecific variation in susceptibility to disease in amphibians. Pp. 3053-3066 In Heatwole, H., ed., Amphibian Biology, Volume 8. Conservation and Ecology. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, Australia.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., & Alford, R. A. (2009) Movement and habitat use of the endangered Australian frog Nyctimystes dayi. Herpetological Review. 40: 29-32.


  • Alford, R. A., & Rowley, J. J. L. (2008). The history of amphibian declines in Australia. Pp. 72. In S. N. Stuart , M. Hoffmann, J. S. Chanson , N. A. Cox , R.J. Berridge , P. Ramani , B. E. Young (eds). Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, with IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Conservation International and NatureServe, Barcelona. Book descript.
  • Puschendorf, R., Rowley, J. J. L., & Alford, R .A. (2008). Climate change and amphibian declines. Pp. 50. In S. N. Stuart, M. Hoffmann , J.S. Chanson , N.A. Cox , R.J. Berridge , P. Ramani , B.E. Young (eds). Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, with IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Conservation International and NatureServe, Barcelona. Book descript.
  • Alemu, J. B. II. & J .J. L Rowley (2008) Siphlophis compressus (Red-eyed Liana Snake). Cannibalism. Herpetological Review. 39: 472-473. Paper
  • Pyke, G.H., Rowley, J., Shoulder, J., White, A.W. (2008) Attempted introduction of the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog to Long Reef Golf Course: A step towards recovery. Australian Zoologist 34: 361-372.
  • Pyke, G.H. & Rowley, J.J.L. (2008) Interactions between tadpoles of the Australian frogs Litoria aurea and Limnodynastes peronii. Australian Zoologist 34: 570-576.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Emmett, D. A., Voen, S. (2008). Harvest, trade and conservation of the Asian Arowana Scleropages formosus in Cambodia. Aquatic Conservation.18: 1255-1262. Paper


  • Rowley, J. J. L., Chan, S. K. F., Tang, W.S., Speare, R., Skerratt, L. F., Alford, R. A., Cheung, S., Ho, C. Y., Campbell, R. (2007) Survey for the amphibian chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Hong Kong in native amphibians and in the international amphibian trade. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 78: 87-95. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., & Alford, R. A. (2007) Behaviour of Australian rain forest stream frogs may affect the transmission of chytridiomycosis. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 77: 1-9. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., & Alford, R. A. (2007) Movement patterns and habitat use of rainforest stream frogs in northern Queensland, Australia: implications for extinction vulnerability. Wildlife Research 34: 371-378. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., & Alford, R. A. (2007) Techniques for tracking amphibians: Harmonic radar versus radio telemetry, and the effects of tag attachment. Amphibia-Reptilia 28: 367-376. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., (2007) Observations of physical interactions between conspecific male rain forest stream frogs Litoria genimaculata and Nyctimystes dayi (Anura: Hylidae). Herpetofauna 37: 11-15.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Puschendorf, R., & Cashins, S. (2007) Plant consumption in Australian geckos: sap feeding by the Ocellated Velvet Gecko Oedura monilis. Herpetofauna. 37: 8-10.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., & Alford, R. A. (2007) Non-contact infrared thermometers can accurately measure amphibian body temperatures. Herpetological Review 38: 308-311. Paper
  • Alford, R. A. & Rowley, J. J. L. (2007) Comment on papers by Hare et al. and Rowley and Alford. Herpetological Review 38: 316. Paper
  • Trembath, D. F., Blackburn, J. L. III, Rowley, J. J. L. (2007). Roadkill predation by the childrens python Antaresia childreni (Serpentes: Boidiae) at Adelaide River, Northern Territory. Northern Territory Naturalist 19: 58-59.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Skerratt, L. F., Alford, R. A., Campbell, R. (2007) Retreat sites of rainforest stream frogs are not a reservoir for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in North Queensland, Australia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 74: 7-12. Abstract
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Hemingway, V., Alford, R. A., Waycott, M., Skerratt, L. F.,Campbell, R., & Webb, R. (2007). Experimental infection and repeat survey data indicate that the amphibian chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis may not occur on freshwater crustaceans in northern Queensland, Australia. Ecohealth. 4:31-36. Paper


  • Trembath, D., Rowley, J.J.L., Jensen, O. (2006) An observation of male combat in the Dugite Pseudonaja affinis (Serpentes: Elapidae) from Grey, Nambung National Park, Western Australia. Herpetofauna.36(2)80-82.
  • Rowley, J. J. L. (2006) Potentially fatal ingestion of prey by the green-eyed tree frog (Litoria genimaculata). Herpetofauna. 36(2) 97-98.
  • Rowley, J. J. L. (2006) Litoria jungguy (Stoney Creek Frog). Predation. Herpetological Review. 37(4): 445.
  • Rowley, J.J.L., Atwood, T. F., & Trembath, D. (2006) Observations of the short-term movement, microhabitat and temperature of a free-ranging keelback, Tropidonophis mairii (Serpentes: Colubridae) in a tropical rainforest stream. Herpetofauna 36(1) 57-60.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Alford, R. A. & Skerratt, L. F. (2006) The amphibian chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis occurs on freshwater shrimp in rain forest streams in northern Queensland, Australia. EcoHealth 3(1) 53-56


  • Trembath, D. & Rowley, J. J. L. (2005) An observation of the foraging behaviour of the black whip snake Demansia vestigiata (Serpentes: Elapidae): successful predation of a frog Limnodynastes ornatus (Anura:Myobatrachidae) buried underground. Herpetofauna 35(2) 114-115.
  • Bulbert, M., Rowley, J. J. L., & Miehs, A. (2005) Observed agonistic behaviour between male giant banjo frogs Limnodynastes interioris. Herpetofauna 35(2) 78-82.
  • Rowley, J. J.L., Bulbert, M. & Miehs, A. (2005) Observations of calling and breeding frogs in central western New South Wales. Herpetofauna 35(1) 25-29.
  • Rowley, J. J. L., Rayner, T. S. & Pyke, G. H. (2005) New records and invasive potential of the poeciliid fish Phalloceros caudimaculatus. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 39(5) 1013-1022.