Master’s student and member of the Amphibian Disease Laboratory Adri Tompros has published a paper in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.
Frequency-dependent Transmission of Bsal in Eastern Newts
Matt Gray Speaks at 86th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference
Professor Matt Gray recently spoke on the threat of Bsal at the virtual 86th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. View the full recording on YouTube or watch below.
Putative resistance and tolerance mechanisms have little impact on disease progression for an emerging salamander pathogen
Mark Wilber and colleagues from the Amphibian Disease Lab have published a new paper with the British Ecological Society on amphibian pathogen resistance and tolerance.
PLOS Pathogens: Temperature affects susceptibility of newts to skin-eating fungus
Eastern newt populations in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada are at greatest risk of infection with a new skin-eating fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), according to a study published February 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Matthew Gray of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, and colleagues.
Step Outside: Prevention and Mitigation of a Dangerous Amphibian Pathogen
In this episode of Step Outside, David Carter and Adri Tompros discuss their research on Bsal, a recently discovered pathogen that eats away at amphibian skin. Bsal has been found…
Matt Gray, Deb Miller Work to Prevent Amphibian Pathogen Spread
Professors Matt Gray and Deb Miller’s work in the Amphibian Disease Lab centers on preventing the spread of an amphibian pathogen, Bsal, to the United States. Bsal is currently spreading across Europe, and many fear that international pet trade will bring pathogen here. With the Appalachian region being a hotspot for salamander diversity, the Miller-Gray Lab is focused on prevention, detection, and transmission pathways for the pathogen.
New Information on Transmission of Bsal
New research finds that host density and habitat structure influence host contact rates and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans transmission
Conservation Risk of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans to Endemic Lungless Salamanders
Members of the Amphibian Disease Lab published a paper on Bsal’s threat to lungless salamander populations.
Amphibian Disease Lab Featured in Frogress Report
The latest Frogress Report from the Amphibian Survival Alliance is now available, featuring an article by Professor Matt Gray, “Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans: Building an Understanding of Invasion Threat in North America with Conservation Partners.”