Event Title

The Spread of Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis and its Effect on the Global Amphibian Ecosystem

Event Type

Presentation

Start Date

11-5-2021 6:16 PM

End Date

11-5-2021 7:10 PM

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The Spread of Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis and its Effect on the Global Amphibian Ecosystem, discusses the deadly amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis. My work aimed to answer the question, "How did the spread of batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, affect amphibian populations from its discovery in 1993 to modern day, and how could it affect biodiversity in the future?" It first covers a brief history of the disease and its discovery as well as the impacts it has on individual hosts. I then discuss the effects that the parasitic fungus has on biodiversity, concluding with ways for individuals and communities to mitigate the impacts that chytrid has upon the ecosystem.

Faculty Sponsor: Deborah Lively

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The Spread of Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis and its Effect on the Global Amphibian Ecosystem

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The Spread of Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis and its Effect on the Global Amphibian Ecosystem, discusses the deadly amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis. My work aimed to answer the question, "How did the spread of batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, affect amphibian populations from its discovery in 1993 to modern day, and how could it affect biodiversity in the future?" It first covers a brief history of the disease and its discovery as well as the impacts it has on individual hosts. I then discuss the effects that the parasitic fungus has on biodiversity, concluding with ways for individuals and communities to mitigate the impacts that chytrid has upon the ecosystem.

Faculty Sponsor: Deborah Lively