Distribution and risk factors for spread of amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia
Matthew D Pauza, Michael M Driessen, Lee F Skerratt
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms | INTER-RESEARCH | Published : 2010
Awarded by Department of Environment and Heritage
The study was funded by Commonwealth and Tasmanian governments through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Fauna Program, Department of Primary Industries Parks, Water and Environment and Department of Environment and Heritage Funding Tender RFT 42/2004 on the epidemiology of chytridiomycosis to James Cook University. We thank H. Ricardo, B. Priest, S. Locke, D. Obendorf and J. Nelson for their advice and assistance in the field, R. Campbell and S. Cameron for conducting chytrid PCR tests, R. Brereton and Hydro Tasmania for helicopter support and access to remote areas of south-west Tasmania, Forestry Tasmania for access to State Forest lands, and the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service for accommodation throughout the state. We also thank G. MacPherson for statistical advice on logistic regression. All work was undertaken under animal ethics approval (AEC 32/2006/07) and collection permits issued under the Nature Conservation Act 2002, National Parks and Reserved Land Management Act 2002 and Crown Lands Act 1976.