Factors affecting interspecific variation in susceptibility to disease in amphibians
Rowley, Jodi J.I., and Alford, Ross A. (2009) Factors affecting interspecific variation in susceptibility to disease in amphibians. In: Amphibian Biology:. Volume 8: Amphibian Decline: diseases, parasites, maladies and pollution, 8 . Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia, pp. 3053-3066.
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In recent decades, infectious diseases affecting populations of wildlife and plants have been emerging at unusually high rates; emerging disease currently poses a great threat to the conservation of global biodiversity (Harvell et al. 1999; Ward and Lafferty 2004). Amphibians that have declined or been eliminated due to disease are taxonomically diverse and occur in a variety of systems (Berger et at. 1998; Bosch et al. 2001; Bradley et at. 2002; Weldon and Du Preez 2004; Lips et al. 2006; Rachowicz el at. 2006). In addition to causing declines, pathogens may prevent the recovery of a species by persisting within the host population or within environmental reservoirs or alternate hosts (Lafferty and Gerber 2002; Relallick 2002; DeCastro and Bolker 2005). Furthermore, if the disease itself does not eliminate the host species, the reduction in abundance of the host after a disease outbreak will increase susceptibility to extinction by other factors, such as random stochastic events (Lafferty and Gerber 2002).
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|Keywords:||tropical biology; amphibian declines; disease; ecoloy; behaviour; chytridiomycosis|
|FoR Codes:||05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%|
|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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