New paper! A review of variables influencing occurrence of Bd as identified from field studies

Thais Sasso published her first paper as first author, fruit of her PhD.

Thais Sasso, Hamish McCallum, Laura Grogan, Occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis within and between species: A review of influential variables as identified from field studies, Biological Conservation, Volume 262, 2021.


•Systematic review of field-based comparisons of Bd infection at multiple populations

•Mismatch between countries mainly surveyed and hotspots of threatened amphibians

•Understated abiotic, host/pathogen-related factors play a key role in Bd occurrence.

•Load and prevalence share similarities and differences on response to variables.

•Bd occurrence is context dependent and changes at landscape and population level.