Project

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

Duration
01 January 2016 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Ecology
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
    • Environmental science and management
    • Other environmental sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Biomarker discovery and evaluation
    • Drug discovery and development
    • Medicinal products
    • Pharmaceutics
    • Pharmacognosy and phytochemistry
    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacotherapy
    • Toxicology and toxinology
    • Other pharmaceutical sciences
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
contaminant agriculture amphibians mitigation chytridiomycosis Biodiversity
 
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.