Environmental refuge from disease-driven amphibian extinction.


Species that are tolerant of broad environmental gradients may be less vulnerable to epizootic outbreaks of disease. Chytridriomycosis, caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, has been linked to extirpations and extinctions of amphibian species in many regions. The pathogen thrives in cool, moist environments, and high amphibian mortality rates… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01728.x


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@article{Puschendorf2011EnvironmentalRF, title={Environmental refuge from disease-driven amphibian extinction.}, author={Robert Puschendorf and Conrad J. Hoskin and Scott D. Cashins and Keith McDonald and Lee Francis Skerratt and Jeremy VanDerWal and Ross A. Alford}, journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology}, year={2011}, volume={25 5}, pages={956-64} }