Effects of amphibian chytrid fungus on individual survival probability in wild boreal toads.

@article{Pilliod2010EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of amphibian chytrid fungus on individual survival probability in wild boreal toads.},
  author={David S. Pilliod and Erin Muths and Rick D. Scherer and Paul E. Bartelt and Paul Stephen Corn and Blake R. Hossack and Brad A Lambert and Rebecca M McCaffery and Christopher L. Gaughan},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={1259-67}
}
Chytridiomycosis is linked to the worldwide decline of amphibians, yet little is known about the demographic effects of the disease. We collected capture-recapture data on three populations of boreal toads (Bufo boreas [Bufo = Anaxyrus]) in the Rocky Mountains (U.S.A.). Two of the populations were infected with chytridiomycosis and one was not. We examined the effect of the presence of amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis [Bd]; the agent of chytridiomycosis) on survival… CONTINUE READING