Response to Comment on Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity

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2020-03-20

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Scheele, Benjamin
Pasmans, Frank
Skerratt, Lee F.
Berger, Lee
Martel, An
Beukema, Wounter
Acevedo, Aldemar A.
Burrowes, Patricia A.
Carvalho, Tamilie
Catenazzi, Alessandro

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Lambert et al. question our retrospective and holistic epidemiological assessment of the role of chytridiomycosis in amphibian declines. Their alternative assessment is narrow and provides an incomplete evaluation of evidence. Adopting this approach limits understanding of infectious disease impacts and hampers conservation efforts. We reaffirm that our study provides unambiguous evidence that chytridiomycosis has affected at least 501 amphibian species.

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Science

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10.1126/science.aay2905

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2099-12-31