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Dynamics of chytridiomycosis in a Tasmanian frog community


Abdul-Aziz, MN and Skerratt, LF and McCallum, H, Dynamics of chytridiomycosis in a Tasmanian frog community, Herpetological Review, 42, (1) pp. 53-57. ISSN 0018-084X (2011) [Refereed Article]


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Most previous studies of the prevalence of chytridiomycosis (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Bd) in wild frog populations in Australia have been in tropical or subtropical environments, in areas with predominantly summer rainfall (Kriger and Hero 2007; Kriger et al. 2007; McDonald et al. 2005). As Tasmania is both more temperate and does not have a summer-dominated rainfall pattern, seasonal patterns in prevalence in Tasmania may not be the same as in other parts of Australia. In tropical and subtropical areas of Australia, Bd prevalence and clinical disease are both higher in the colder and drier winter months (Berger et al. 2004; Kriger and Hero 2006; Retallick et al. 2004).

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:chytridiomycosis, frog, Tasmania, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, disease, community
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Abdul-Aziz, MN (Mr Mohamed Abdul-Aziz)
UTAS Author:McCallum, H (Professor Hamish McCallum)
ID Code:117170
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2017-06-01
Last Modified:2017-07-24
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