Why has the USFWS not taken action on chytrid fungus?

From Peter Jenkins, Executive Director of the Center for Invasive Species Protection and formerly from Defenders of Wildlife, who 4 years ago co-authored this petition to the USFWS regarding amphibians and the chytrid fungus: Four years after filing the Defenders Bd Petition, it is disappointing to hear that the science has become more compelling, yet … Continue reading Why has the USFWS not taken action on chytrid fungus?

Protocol for the Detection of Chytrid Fungus Using Quantitative PCR Techinques

In terms of its effect on biodiversity, chytridiomycosis is quite possibly the worst disease in recorded history. The disease, caused by a pathogenic chytrid fungus, has caused amphibian population declines in Australia, South America, North America, Central America, New Zealand, Europe, and Africa, and is likely responsible for over 100 species extinctions since the 1970’s. … Continue reading Protocol for the Detection of Chytrid Fungus Using Quantitative PCR Techinques