Mitigating amphibian chytridiomycosis in nature

Authors: T WJ Garner; Benedikt R Schmidt; An Martel; Frank Pasmans; Erin Muths; A C Cunningham; C Weldon; Matthew C Fisher; Jaime Bosch
Contribution Number: 547

Amphibians across the planet face the threat of population decline and extirpation caused by the disease chytridiomycosis. Despite consensus that the fungal pathogens responsible for the disease are conservation issues, strategies to mitigate their impacts in the natural world are, at best, nascent. Reducing risk associated with the movement of amphibians, non-amphibian vectors and other sources of infection remains the first line of defence and a primary objective when mitigating the threat of disease in wildlife. Amphibian-associated chytridiomycete fungi and chytridiomycosis are already widespread, though, and in this article we discuss options for mitigating the threats once disease emergence has occurred in wild amphibian populations.

Publication details
Published Date: 2016-10
Outlet/Publisher: Phil. Trans.R.Soc.B 371: 20160207.
Media Format: .PDF

ARMI Organizational Units:
Rocky Mountains, Southern - Biology
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