Journal article

Response to Comment on "Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity"

Ben C Scheele, Frank Pasmans, Lee F Skerratt, Lee Berger, An Martel, Wouter Beukema, Aldemar A Acevedo, Patricia A Burrowes, Tamilie Carvalho, Alessandro Catenazzi, Ignacio De la Riva, Matthew C Fisher, Sandra V Flechas, Claire N Foster, Patricia Frias-Alvarez, Trenton WJ Garner, Brian Gratwicke, Juan M Guayasamin, Mareike Hirschfeld, Jonathan E Kolby Show all

Science | AMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

Lambert et al question our retrospective and holistic epidemiological assessment of the role of chytridiomycosis in amphibian declines. Their alternative assessment is narrow and provides an incomplete evaluation of evidence. Adopting this approach limits understanding of infectious disease impacts and hampers conservation efforts. We reaffirm that our study provides unambiguous evidence that chytridiomycosis has affected at least 501 amphibian species.