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Living with the enemy: Facilitating amphibian coexistence with disease

Scheele, Benjamin; Foster, Claire; Hunter, David A.; Lindenmayer, David B; Schmidt, Benedikt R.; Heard, Geoffrey W.

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Globalization has facilitated the emergence and spread of novel pathogens, representing a major conservation challenge. The amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, caused by the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, epitomizes this unprecedented threat, being responsible for declines and extinctions of amphibians worldwide. Chytridiomycosis has had both immediate catastrophic impacts during initial epidemics, as well as more variable, ongoing effects as the pathogen transitions to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-08-30
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/165242
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.05.032
Access Rights: Open Access

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