Research Task: BB07A90.5.0
Task Manager: Erin Muths
The role of disease, especially in wild populations of amphibians, is not well understood. Long-term data on population demographics such as survival, combined with investigations into host-pathogen dynamics (e.g., disease prevalence), can help to elucidate how disease is affecting amphibian populations and provide clues to the phenomenon of amphibian decline. This project investigates these topics in two mountain ecosystems in Colorado and Wyoming. The focus is on the amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis), boreal toads, chorus frogs, and Columbia spotted frogs.
For more information contact Erin Muths