Project

Mitigating an amphibian pandemic by embedding biodiversity conservation in contaminant exposed agricultural landscapes.

Duration
16 October 2021 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal ecology
Keywords
Biodiversity chytridiomycosis amphibians contaminant mitigation agriculture
 
Project description

Urgent measures are necessary to mitigate the impact of the fungal amphibian skin disease chytridiomycosis, which is emblematic for global disease driven loss of biodiversity. Here we aim at steering chytrid epidemiology towards a state of host-pathogen co-existence instead of epidemics by exploiting micropredator community dynamics in a context of aquatic eutrophication and contamination.