Infectious disease and amphibian population declines

  title={Infectious disease and amphibian population declines},
  author={Peter Daszak and Andrew A. Cunningham and Alex D. Hyatt},
  journal={Diversity and Distributions},
Abstract. A series of recent papers have implicated pathogens and parasites in amphibian population declines. Here, we review evidence on the link between infectious disease and amphibian population declines. We conclude that available data provide the clearest link for the fungal disease amphibian chytridiomycosis, although other pathogens are also implicated. We suggest additional experimental and observational data that need to be collected to provide further support that these other… 

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