EFFECT OF DISEASE ON REPRODUCTION PLASTICITY AND EVOLUTION IN AMPHIBIANS
Grant number: DE180101395 | Funding period: 2019 - 2021
The project aims to explore the impact of disease on reproductive success in amphibians by utilizing a holistic approach of both lab and field techniques to understand ecological mechanisms for resilience of wildlife to emerging diseases. The project will explore reproductive effort as a population persistence mechanism of declining species. This should advance knowledge of both reproductive plasticity and evolutionary adaptation in the face of disease. The expected outcomes include developing targeted approaches for conservation agencies.
Related publications (2)
Declining amphibians might be evolving increased reproductive effort in the face of devastating disease
Laura A Brannelly, Rebecca J Webb, Zhixuan Jiang, Lee Berger, Lee F Skerratt, Laura F Grogan
The devastating infectious disease chytridiomycosis has caused declines of amphibians across the globe, yet some populations are p..
Mechanisms underlying host persistence following amphibian disease emergence determine appropriate management strategies
Laura A Brannelly, Hamish I McCallum, Laura F Grogan, Cheryl J Briggs, Maria P Ribas, Matthijs Hollanders, Thais Sasso, Mariel Familiar Lopez, David A Newell, Auston M Kilpatrick
Emerging infectious diseases have caused many species declines, changes in communities and even extinctions. There are also many s..