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Landscape context influences chytrid fungus distribution in an endangered European amphibian

Scheele, Ben; Driscoll, Don; Fischer, Joern; Fletcher, A.W.; Hanspach, Jan; Voros, J; Hartel, T.

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Wildlife disease is an emerging threat to biodiversity. The amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), which causes the disease chytridiomycosis, has been documented in over 500 amphibian species globally. Understanding conditions under which amphibians are vulnerable to Bd is important for evaluating species risk and developing surveillance strategies. Here, we investigate the spatial distribution of Bd infection in the ephemeral pond-breeding yellow-bellied toad Bombina...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68195
Source: Animal Conservation
DOI: 10.1111/acv.12199

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