chytrid

Help stop the salamander chytrid fungus

Help raise awareness about the new salamander chytrid fungus that threatens our nation’s salamander biodiversity: Jonathan Kolby started a citizen science project yesterday on iNaturalist. He is encouraging people to keep their eyes open for dead salamanders, and if they find one, to take a photo and upload it here in order to help rapid detection …

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250 Chytrid Papers Could Be Yours

I am parting with my collection of publications related to the chytrid fungus. I have approximately 250 printed papers on amphibian disease ecology spanning 1996-2009, which includes virtually every peer-reviewed paper written about chytrid from 1998-2007. This collection of papers is 9 inches high and weighs 18 pounds. These papers constituted the bulk of my …

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California Bans The Importation Of Non-Native Frogs For Use As Food

Victory for California’s native amphibians! Millions of non-native American Bullfrogs enter San Francisco and Los Angeles each year from ports in China, Taiwan, Brazil and Uruguay. These farm-raised frogs are known carriers of a deadly chytrid fungus that has decimated California’s Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Populations, and caused the complete extinction of up to 100 amphibian …

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