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© The Ecological Society of America www.frontiersinecology.org E infectious diseases can threaten wildlife populations already imperiled by other risks, drive abundant species to rarity or extinction, and alter the structure of entire communities (Van Riper et al. 1986; Skerratt et al. 2007; Langwig et al. 2012). Several potential disease management(More)
Department of Biology, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, New Mexico Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College of London, London, UK School of Environment, Griffith(More)
Museum collections provide indispensable repositories for obtaining information about the historical presence of disease in wildlife populations. The pathogenic amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) has played a significant role in global amphibian declines, and examining preserved specimens for Bd can improve our understanding of its(More)
While disease-induced extinction is generally considered rare, a number of recently emerging infectious diseases with load-dependent pathology have led to extinction in wildlife populations. Transmission is a critical factor affecting disease-induced extinction, but the relative importance of transmission compared to load-dependent host resistance and(More)
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