Effects of UV-B Radiation on Anti-Predator Behavior in Amphibians: Reply to Cummins


Corresponding author: Lee B. Kats, Natural Science Division, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA 90263, USA. E-mail: lee.kats@pepperdine.edu


Cummins' (2002) criticism of our paper (Kats et al. 2000) (1) displays a lack of understanding of experimental biology, (2) fails to report our results accurately, (3) places our paper in the wrong context, (4) seems unaware of much of the pertinent literature or selectively avoids certain references, and (5) takes the opportunity to criticize other papers examining the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UV, particularly UV-B) on amphibians in the field. We address these issues below.