Update on amphibian chytridiomycosis

Berger, Lee, and Skerratt, Lee (2013) Update on amphibian chytridiomycosis. In: Proceedings of the Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference. pp. 1-5. From: 2013 Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference, 26-31 May 2013, Cairns, QLD.

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[Extract] Chytridiomycosis is the most significant disease to affect vertebrate biodiversity and has caused the decline and extinction of several hundred amphibian species globally (Skerratt et al. 2007). In Australia it has caused the extinction of at least four species, probably seven, and the dramatic decline of at least ten more (Berger et al. 2009). Many persisting species remain at lower abundance and smaller distributions than pre-disease, some are continuing to decline and significant mortality from chytridiomycosis is ongoing even decades after introduction. Some critically endangered species now have very small populations and need intervention to become secure. Naive areas containing endemic frogs are at risk of introduction.

Item ID: 27416
Item Type: Conference Item (Non-Refereed Research Paper)
ISBN: 978-0-9807967-3-5
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2013 00:39
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070799 Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960405 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 50%
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