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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.


https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1dgK%7E1R%7EeL8G9


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.


Highlights

•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.