Salamander chytrid fungus risk assessment on Department of Defense Installations.

Authors: C Petersen; K LD Richgels; G Lockhart; R E Lovich
Contribution Number: 690
Abstract/Summary

The United States Department of Defense Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (DoD PARC) network and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center developed this report to serve as an informational tool to assess which U.S. military installations may be at risk to Bsal introduction, improve the potential response to an outbreak, and help prioritize relevant actions on their respective installations if this fungal pathogen were to be introduced into the U.S. Since 2015, DoD PARC has been directly involved in identifying research, monitoring, and management strategies for Bsal (Grant et al. 2015). The military installations included in this assessment were those documented to have confirmed presence of salamander species as determined by a 2017 inventory of herpetofauna of military lands

Publication details
Published Date: 2018-12-01
Outlet/Publisher: Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program
Media Format: .PDF

ARMI Organizational Units:
Pacific Northwest - Biology
National Wildlife Health Center
Topics:
Disease; Management
Place Names:
United States
Keywords:
Bsal; chytrid fungus; pathogen
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