Latest publications

  • Sabino-Pinto, J., Veith, M., Vences, M., & Steinfartz, S. (2018). Asymptomatic infection of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in captivity. Scientific reports8(1), 11767. [Link]
  • Pereira, K. E., Crother, B. I., Sever, D. M., Fontenot, C. L., Pojman, J. A., Wilburn, D. B., Woodley, S. K. 2018. Skin glands of an aquatic salamander vary in size and distribution and release antimicrobial secretions effective against chytrid fungal pathogens. Journal of Experimental Biology, jeb-183707 [Link]
  • Pasmans, F., Canessa, S., Martel, A. 2018. The eye of the storm: silent infections driving amphibian declines. Animal Conservation. 21: 102-103. [Link]
  • Martel, A., Pasmans, F., Fisher, M.C., Grogan, L.F., Skerratt, L.F., Berger, L. 2018. Chytridiomycosis. In: Seyedmousavi S., de Hoog G., Guillot J., Verweij P. (eds) Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections in Animals. Springer, Cham. [Link]
  • Beukema, W., Martel, A., Nguyen, T.T., Goka, K., Schmeller, D.S., Yuan, Z., Laking, A.E., Nguyen, T.Q., Ling, C., Shelton., Loyau, A., Pasmans, F. 2018. Environmental context and differences between native and invasive observed niches of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans affect invasion risk assessments in the Western Palaearctic. Diversity and Distributions. 00:1–14. [Link]
  • Sabino-Pinto, J., Krause, E. T., Bletz, M. C., Martel, A., Pasmans, F., Steinfartz, S., Vences, M. 2018. Detectability vs. time and costs in pooled DNA extraction of cutaneous swabs: a study on the amphibian chytrid fungi. Amphibia-Reptilia. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/15685381-20181011
  • Smith., H. K., Pasmans, F., Dhaenens, M., Deforce, D., Bonte, D., Verheyen, K., Lens, L., Martel, A. 2018. Skin mucosome activity as an indicator of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans susceptibility in salamanders. PLoS ONE 13: 7. [Link] 
  • Bates, K.A., Shelton, J.M.G., Mercier, V.L., Hopkins, K.P., Harrison, X.A., Petrovan. S., Fisher, M. C. 2018. Captivity and exposure to the emerging fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans are linked to perturbation and dysbiosis of the amphibian skin microbiome. [Pre-peer review link]
  • Dalbeck, L., Düssel-Siebert, H., Kerres, A., Kirst, K., Koch, A., Lötters, S., Ohlhoff, D., Sabino-Pinto, J., Preißler, K., Schulte, U., Schulz, V., Steinfartz, S., Veith, M., Vences, M., Wagner, N., Wegge, J. 2018. Die Salamanderpest und ihr Erreger Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal): aktueller Stand in Deutschland. Zeitschrift für Feldherpetologie 25: 1–22 [Link]
  • Spitzen – van der Sluijs, A., Stegen, G., Bogaerts, S., Canessa, S., Steinfartz, S., Janssen, N., Bosman, W., Pasmans, F., Martel, A. 2018. Post-epizootic salamander persistence in a disease-free refugium suggests poor dispersal ability of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Scientific Reports (8). [Link]
  • Yuan, Z., Martel, A., Wu, J., Praet, S., Canessa, S., Pasmans, F. 2018. Widespread occurrence of an emerging fungal pathogen in heavily traded Chinese urodelan species. Conservation Letters. [Link]
  • Thomas, V., Blooi, M., Van Rooij, P., Van Praet, S., Verbrugge, E., Grasselli, E., Lukac, M., Smith, S., Pasmans, F., Martel, A. 2018. Recommendations on diagnostic tools for Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 2018;00:1–11. [Link]
  • Canessa, S., Bozzuto, C., Campbell Grant, E. H., Cruickshank, S. S., Fisher, M. C., Koella, J. C., Lötters, S., Martel, A., Pasmans, F., Scheele, B. C., Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., Steinfartz, S. and Schmidt, B. R. 2018. Decision making for mitigating wildlife diseases: from theory to practice for an emerging fungal pathogen of amphibians. J Appl Ecol. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13089 [Link]
  • Van Rooij, P., Pasmans, F., Coen, Y., Martel, A. 2017. Efficacy of chemical disinfectants for the containment of the salamander chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. PLoS ONE 12(10). [Link]
  • Nguyen, T.T., Nguyen, T.V., Ziegler, T., Pasmans, F., Martel, A. 2017. Trade in wild anurans vectors the urodelan pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans into Europe. Amphibia-Reptilia, DOI: 10.1163/15685381-00003125 [Link]