EFFECT OF DISEASE ON REPRODUCTION PLASTICITY AND EVOLUTION IN AMPHIBIANS
Grant number: DE180101395 | Funding period: 2018 - 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.
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