Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity

@article{Scheele2019AmphibianFP,
  title={Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity},
  author={Ben C. Scheele and Frank Pasmans and Lee F. Skerratt and Lee R. Berger and An Martel and Wouter Beukema and Aldemar A. Acevedo and Patricia A. Burrowes and Tamilie Carvalho and Alessandro Catenazzi and Ignacio J. De la Riva and Matthew C. Fisher and Sandra V Flechas and Claire N. Foster and Patricia Fr{\'i}as-{\'A}lvarez and Trenton W. J. Garner and Brian Gratwicke and Juan M. Guayasamin and Mareike Hirschfeld and Jonathan E. Kolby and Tiffany A. Kosch and Enrique La Marca and David B. Lindenmayer and Karen R. Lips and Ana V. Longo and Ra{\'u}l Maneyro and Cait A. McDonald and Joseph R. Mendelson and Pablo Palacios-Rodriguez and Gabriela Parra‐Olea and Corinne L. Richards‐Zawacki and Mark‐Oliver R{\"o}del and Sean M. Rovito and Claudio Soto-Azat and Lu{\'i}s Felipe Toledo and Jamie Voyles and Ch{\'e} Weldon and Steven M. Whitfield and M. Wilkinson and Kelly R. Zamudio and Stefano Canessa},
  journal={Science},
  year={2019},
  volume={363},
  pages={1459 - 1463}
}
The demise of amphibians? Rapid spread of disease is a hazard in our interconnected world. The chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis was identified in amphibian populations about 20 years ago and has caused death and species extinction at a global scale. Scheele et al. found that the fungus has caused declines in amphibian populations everywhere except at its origin in Asia (see the Perspective by Greenberg and Palen). A majority of species and populations are still experiencing decline… 

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