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Chytridiomycosis causes amphibian mortality associated with population declines in the rain forests of Australia and Central America.
- L. Berger, R. Speare, H. Parkes
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 21 July 1998
Experimental data support the conclusion that cutaneous chytridiomycosis is a fatal disease of anurans, and it is hypothesize that it is the proximate cause of these recent amphibian declines.
Emerging infectious disease and the loss of biodiversity in a Neotropical amphibian community.
- K. Lips, Forrest Brem, J. P. Collins
- Environmental Science, BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 28 February 2006
An outbreak of chytridiomycosis in Panama is described and it is argued that this infectious disease has played an important role in amphibian population declines and the high virulence and large number of potential hosts of this emerging infectious disease threaten global amphibian diversity.
Riding the Wave: Reconciling the Roles of Disease and Climate Change in Amphibian Declines
We review the evidence for the role of climate change in triggering disease outbreaks of chytridiomycosis, an emerging infectious disease of amphibians. Both climatic anomalies and disease-related…
Mass Mortality and Population Declines of Anurans at an Upland Site in Western Panama
- K. Lips
- Environmental Science
- 1 February 1999
Clinical signs of decline in the anurans of Fortuna are similar to those found in theAnuran populations of Monteverde and Las Tablas, Costa Rica, and it is hypothesize that this pathogen was involved in the declines at all three sites.
Ecological Traits Predicting Amphibian Population Declines in Central America
The results provide a predictive model with which to assess potential causes of population declines in other areas, and a list of 52 species predicted to decline at a currently unaffected site in central Panama is generated.
Epidemic disease decimates amphibian abundance, species diversity, and evolutionary history in the highlands of central Panama
- A. J. Crawford, K. Lips, E. Bermingham
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 19 July 2010
A community-level assessment combining long-term field surveys and DNA barcode data describing changes in abundance and evolutionary diversity within the amphibian community of El Copé, Panama, following a disease epidemic and mass-mortality event is presented.
Decline of a Tropical Montane Amphibian Fauna
- K. Lips
- Environmental Science
- 1 February 1998
It is concluded that environmental contamination (biotic pathogens or chemicals) or a combina- tion of factors (environmental contamination plus climate change) may be responsible for declines in the amphibian populations at this protected site.
Recent introduction of a chytrid fungus endangers Western Palearctic salamanders
Results show that B. salamandrivorans is restricted to, but highly pathogenic for, salamanders and newts (Urodela), and likely originated and remained in coexistence with a clade of salamander hosts for millions of years in Asia.
Amphibian population declines in montane southern Mexico: resurveys of historical localities
Population Declines and Priorities for Amphibian Conservation in Latin America
Abstract: Although dramatic amphibian population declines have been reported worldwide, our understanding of the extent of the declines in Latin America, where amphibian diversity is high, is limited…