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Chytrid infection and post-release fitness in the reintroduction of an endangered alpine tree frog

Brannelly, Laura A.; Hunter, David; Skerratt, Lee F.; Scheele, Ben; Lenger, D.; McFadden, Michael S.; Harlow, Peter S; Berger, Lee

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Global amphibian decline and extinction has been associated with the spread of the pathogenic chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis,Bd). Despite extensive research, there have been no examples of effective management abating the ongoing impact of this pathogen in the wild. The endangered alpine tree frog (Litoria verreauxii alpina) has been extirpated from 80% of its former range because of Bd. We directly tested whether source population or host site influenced the efficacy of a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72480
Source: Animal Conservation
DOI: 10.1111/acv.12230

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