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- Scheele, Ben C., et al. Show all 13 Authors
- Biological conservation 2017 v.206 pp. 37-46
- amphibians; biodiversity; case studies; data collection; disease outbreaks; disease reservoirs; environmental factors; extinction; fungi; hosts; mortality; natural resources conservation; pathogens; population dynamics; risk; virulence; Australia
- ... The impacts of pathogen emergence in naïve hosts can be catastrophic, and pathogen spread now ranks as a major threat to biodiversity. However, pathogen impacts can persist for decades after epidemics and produce variable host outcomes. Chytridiomycosis in amphibians (caused by the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Bd) is an exemplar, with impacts ranging from rapid population crashe ...
- Scheele, Ben C., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Biological conservation 2014 v.170 pp. 86-91
- Litoria; coarse woody debris; extinction; frogs; fungi; habitat conservation; habitats; pandemic; pathogens
- ... The disease chytridiomycosis, caused by the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), is a key driver of global amphibian declines. While chytridiomycosis can cause extinction, many susceptible species persist after an initial period of decline, albeit with reduced abundance and distribution. Emerging evidence indicates that amphibian abundance can recover within remnant populations, bu ...