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Decline and re-expansion of an amphibian with high prevalence of chytrid fungus

Scheele, Ben; Guarino, Fiorenzo; Osborne, Will; Hunter, David; Skerratt, Lee F.; Driscoll, Don

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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, but to date, the capacity of amphibian populations to re-expand into historically occupied habitat...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68956
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.12.034

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