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Title:Modeling Occupancy Rates, Detection Probability and Niche for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the Midwest
Author(s):Phillips,Christopher A.; McAllister,I.; Wesslund,N.
Subject(s):chytrid fungus
Bd
occupancy modeling
Geographic Coverage:Camp Atterbury, Indiana
Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Indiana
Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Fort Knox, Kentucky
Sparta Training Center, Illinois
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Abstract:Research focused on understanding the parameters leading to massive mortality of amphibian populations in some regions during certain time frames is important for the development of conservation and management strategies. Sampling for Bd up to this point has largely been opportunistic and haphazard, so little information exists on the true presence/absence of the disease across the U.S., and thus, how to most appropriately sample for it. In addition, more information is needed concerning the relationship of Bd prevalence with environmental and climate variables. The ability to detect Bd with a standardized protocol is necessary for the management of amphibian populations and determining how environmental and temporal factors affect detection probabilities is crucial. Obtaining information on the distribution, prevalence, and detectability of Bd in the Midwestern U.S. is a critical first step in assessing the threat this pathogen may pose to amphibian assemblages and directing conservation actions towards affected species. The objectives of this research are to 1) Estimate the prevalence of Bd in Midwestern U.S. cricket frog populations; 2) Determine how environmental and temporal factors affect estimated prevalences.
Issue Date:2013-11-18
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2013 (41)
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/106987
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Construction Engineering Research Laboratory - Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-05-04


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