Using occupancy models to understand the distribution of an amphibian pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.

@article{Adams2010UsingOM,
  title={Using occupancy models to understand the distribution of an amphibian pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.},
  author={M. J. Adams and N. Chelgren and D. Reinitz and R. Cole and Lara J. Rachowicz and S. Galvan and Brome McCreary and C. Pearl and L. Bailey and Jamie B. Bettaso and E. Bull and M. Leu},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={
          289-302
        }
}
  • M. J. Adams, N. Chelgren, +9 authors M. Leu
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America
  • Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is a fungal pathogen that is receiving attention around the world for its role in amphibian declines. Study of its occurrence patterns is hampered by false negatives: the failure to detect the pathogen when it is present. Occupancy models are a useful but currently underutilized tool for analyzing detection data when the probability of detecting a species is <1. We use occupancy models to evaluate hypotheses concerning the occurrence and prevalence of B… CONTINUE READING

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