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- SCHEELE, BEN C., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Conservation biology 2014 v.28 no.5 pp. 1195-1205
- risk; endangered species; biosecurity; bioaugmentation; amphibians; wildlife diseases; disease outbreaks; extinction; biodiversity; case studies; habitats; mortality; fungi
- ... Wildlife diseases pose an increasing threat to biodiversity and are a major management challenge. A striking example of this threat is the emergence of chytridiomycosis. Despite diagnosis of chytridiomycosis as an important driver of global amphibian declines 15 years ago, researchers have yet to devise effective large‐scale management responses other than biosecurity measures to mitigate disease ...
- 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 ...