Relevant Publications from The Frog Research Team


  • Hollanders, M., Grogan, L. F., Nock, C. J., McCallum, H. I., Newell, D. A. (accepted 23 Jun 2022) Recovered frog populations coexist with endemic Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis despite load-dependent mortality. Ecological Applications. (IF 4.657).



  • Scheele, B. C., Hollanders, M., Hoffmann, E., Newell, D., Lindenmayer, D., McFadden, M., Gilbert, D., Grogan, L. F. (accepted 18 Aug 2021) Conservation translocations for amphibian species threatened by chytrid fungus: A review, conceptual framework, and recommendations. Conservation Science and Practice. (IF 3.233).

  • Sasso, T., McCallum, H., Grogan, L. (accepted 8 Aug 2021) Occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis within and between species: a review of influential variables as identified from field studies. Biological Conservation (IF 5.23). 

  • Brannelly, L. A., Webb, R. J., Jiang, Z., Berger, L., Skerratt, L. F., Grogan, L. F. (2021) Declining amphibians might be evolving increased reproductive effort in the face of devastating disease. Evolution (IF 3.573).


  • Grogan L. F., Humphries J. E., Robert J., Lanctôt C. M., Nock C. J., Newell D. A., McCallum H. I. (2020) Immunological Aspects of Chytridiomycosis. Journal of Fungi. 2020; 6(4):234 (link) (IF 4.621). 

  • Brannelly L. A., McCallum H. I., Grogan L. F., Briggs C. J., Ribas M. P., Hollanders M., Sasso T., Familiar López M., Newell D. A. & Kilpatrick A. M. (early view) Mechanisms underlying host persistence following amphibian disease emergence determine appropriate management strategies. Ecology Letters (link) (IF 8.699). 

  • Flies, A. S. and Wild Comparative Immunology Consortium (inclu. Grogan, L. F.) (2020) Rewilding Immunology. Science 369(6499):37-38 (link) (IF 41.063). 


  • Claytor, S. C., Gummer, J., Grogan L., Skerratt, L., Webb, R., Brannelly, L., Berger, L., Roberts, A. (Early view) Susceptibility of frogs to chytridiomycosis correlates with increased levels of immunomodulatory serotonin in the skin. Cellular Microbiology (link) (IF 4.410).

  • Martin, L. B., Addison, B., Bean, A. G. D., Buchanan, K. L., Crino, O. L., Eastwood, J. R., Flies, A. S., Hamede, R., Hill, G. E., Klaassen, M., Koch, R. E., Martens, J. M., Napolitano, C., Narayan, E. J., Peacock, L., Peel, A. J., Peters, A., Raven, N., Risely, A., Roast, M. J., Rollins, L. A., Ruiz-Aravena, M., Selechnik, D., Stokes, H. S., Ujvari, B., Grogan, L. F. (accepted 14 Dec, 2018) Extreme competence: keystone hosts of infections. Trends in Ecology and Evolution (IF 15.938).​


  • Grogan, L. F., Robert, J., Berger, L., Skerratt, L. F., Scheele, B. C., Castley, J. G., Newell, D. A., McCallum, H. I. (2018) Review of the amphibian immune response to chytridiomycosis, and future directions. Frontiers in Immunology, 9:2536, (link).

  • Martel, A., Pasmans, F., Fisher, M.C., Grogan, L.F., Skerratt, L.F., Berger, L. (2018) Chytridiomycosis, in Seyedmousavi, de Hoog, Guillot, and Verweij (editors) Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections in Animals. Springer publishing, Switzerland (link).

  • Grogan, L. F., Cashins, S. D., Skerratt, L. F., Berger, L., McFadden, M. S., Harlow, P., Hunter, D. A., Scheele, B. C., Mulvenna, J. (2018) Evolution of resistance to chytridiomycosis is associated with a robust early immune response. Molecular Ecology, doi:10.1111/MEC.14493. (link)


  • Grogan, L. F., Mulvenna, J., Gummer, J. P. A., Scheele, B. C., Berger, L., Cashins, S. D., McFadden, M. S., Harlow, P., Hunter, D. A., Trengove, R. D., Skerratt, L. F. (2018) Survival, gene and metabolite responses of Litoria verreauxii alpina frogs to fungal disease chytridiomycosis. Scientific Data, doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.33 (link)


  • Scheele, B. C., Skerratt, L. F., Grogan, L. F., Hunter, D. A., Clemann, N., McFadden, M., Newell, D., Hoskin, C. J., Gillespie, G. R., Heard, G. W., Brannelly, L., Roberts, A. A., Berger, L. (2017) After the epidemic: Ongoing declines, stabilizations and recoveries in amphibians afflicted by chytridiomycosis. Biological Conservation 206:37–46.

  • Preece, N. D., Abell, S. E., Grogan, L., Wayne, A., Skerratt, L. F., van Oosterzee, P., Shima, A. L., Daszak, P., Field, H., Reiss, A., Berger, L., Rymer, T. L., Fisher, D. O., Lawes, M. J., Laurance, S. G., McCallum, H., Esson, C., Epstein, J. H. (2017) A guide for ecologists: Detecting the role of disease in faunal declines and managing population recovery. Biological Conservation 214:136-146 (link).


  • Taylor, A., H. I. McCallum, G. Watson, and G. C. Grigg. 2017. Impact of cane toads on a community of Australian native frogs, determined by 10 years of automated identification and logging of calling behaviour. Journal of Applied Ecology: doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12859 (link)

  • Sasso, T., Lopes, C.M., Valentini, A., Dejean, T., Zarnudio, K.R., Haddad, C.F.B., Martins, M., 2017. Environmental DNA characterization of amphibian communities in the Brazilian Atlantic forest: Potential application for conservation of a rich and threatened fauna. Biological Conservation 215, 225-232 (link).

  • Lopes, C.M., Sasso, T., Valentini, A., Dejean, T., Martins, M., Zamudio, K.R., Haddad, C.F.B., 2017. eDNA metabarcoding: a promising method for anuran surveys in highly diverse tropical forests. Molecular Ecology Resources 17, 904-914 (link).



  • Wilber, M.Q., Langwig, K.E., Kilpatrick, A.M., McCallum, H.I. & Briggs, C.J. (2016) Integral Projection Models for host-parasite systems with an application to amphibian chytrid fungus. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12561


  • Bataille, A., Cashins, S., Grogan, L., Skerratt, L., Hunter, D., McFaddan, M., Scheele, B., Brannelly, L., Macris, A., Harlow, P., Bell, S., Berger, L., Waldman, B. (2015). Susceptibility of amphibians to chytridiomycosis is associated with MHC class II conformation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282:20143127. 


  • Grogan, L. F., Berger, L., Rose, K., Grillo, V., Cashins, S. D., Skerratt, L. F. (2014). Surveillance for emerging biodiversity diseases of wildlife. PLoS Pathogens, 10(5):e1004015. 

  • Scheele, B. C., Hunter, D., Grogan, L., Berger, L., Kolby, J., McFadden, M., Marantelli, G., Skerratt, L., Driscoll, D. (2014) Interventions for reducing extinction risk in chytridiomycosis-threatened amphibians. Conservation Biology 28(5):1195-1205.

  • Narayan, E.J., Graham, C., McCallum, H. & Hero, J.-M. (2014) Over-wintering tadpoles of Mixophyes fasciolatus act as reservoir host for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. PLoS ONE, 9, e92499.


  • Cashins, S. D., L. F. Grogan, M. McFadden, D. Hunter, P. S. Harlow, L. Berger and L. F. Skerratt. (2013). Prior infection does not improve survival against the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis. Plos One 8: 7.

  • Phillott, A. D., L. F. Grogan, S. D. Cashins, K. R. McDonald, L. Berger and L. F. Skerratt. (2013). Chytridiomycosis and seasonal mortality of tropical stream-associated frogs 15 years after introduction of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidisConservation Biology 27:1058-1068. (L.F.G. was corresponding author, did the analysis and wrote the paper).

  • Murray K.A., Skerratt L.F., Garland S., Kriticos D. & McCallum H. (2013). Whether the weather drives patterns of endemic amphibian chytridiomycosis: A pathogen proliferation approach. PLoS ONE, 8, e61061.

  • Graham C.M., Narayan E.J., McCallum H. & Hero J.-M. (2013). Non-invasive monitoring of glucocorticoid physiology within highland and lowland populations of native Australian Great Barred Frog (Mixophyes fasciolatus). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 191, 24-30.


  • Aziz M.N.B.A., Skerratt L.F. & McCallum H. (2011). Dynamics of chytridiomycosis in a Tasmanian frog community. Herpetological Review, 42, 53-57.

  • Murray K.A., Retallick R.W.R., Puschendorf R., Skerratt L.F., Rosauer D., McCallum H.I., Berger L., Speare R. & VanDerWal J. (2011). Assessing spatial patterns of disease risk to biodiversity: implications for the management of the amphibian pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. J. Appl. Ecol., 48, 163-173.


  • Murray K.A., Skerratt L.F., Speare R. & McCallum H. (2010). Evidence of effects of endemic chytridiomycosis on host survival, behavior, and emigration: reply to Schmidt. Cons. Biol., 24, 900-902.

  • Stratford D.S., Grigg G.C., McCallum H.I. & Hines H.B. (2010). Breeding ecology and phenology of two stream breeding myobatrachid frogs (Mixophyes fleayi and M. fasciolatus) in south-east Queensland. Aust. Zoo., 35, 189-197.


  • Murray K.A., Skerratt L.F., Speare R. & McCallum H. (2009). The impact and dynamics of disease in species threatened by the amphibian chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Cons. Biol., 23, 1242-1252.


  • Hoskin, C.J. & McCallum, H. (2007). Phylogeography of the parasitic fly Batrachomyia in the Wet Tropics of north-east Australia, and susceptibility of host frog lineages in a mosaic contact zone. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 92, 593-603.


  • McCallum, H. (2005). Inconclusiveness of chytridiomycosis as the agent in widespread frog declines. Conservation Biology, 19, 1421-1430.


  • Retallick, R. W. R., H. McCallum, and R. Speare. (2004) Endemic infection of the amphibian chytrid fungus in a frog community post-decline. PLoS Biology 2:e351.