Host susceptibility to snake fungal disease is highly dispersed across phylogenetic and functional trait space

@inproceedings{Burbrink2017HostST,
  title={Host susceptibility to snake fungal disease is highly dispersed across phylogenetic and functional trait space},
  author={Frank T Burbrink and Jeffrey M Lorch and Karen R Lips},
  booktitle={Science Advances},
  year={2017}
}
Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) reduce host population sizes, cause extinction, disassemble communities, and have indirect negative effects on human well-being. Fungal EIDs have reduced population abundances in amphibians and bats across many species over large areas. The recent emergence of snake fungal disease (SFD) may have caused declines in some snake populations in the Eastern United States (EUS), which is home to a phylogenetically and ecologically diverse assembly of 98 taxa. SFD… CONTINUE READING
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