Master’s student and member of the Amphibian Disease Laboratory Adri Tompros has published a paper in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.
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 research finds that host density and habitat structure influence host contact rates and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans transmission