Latest publications

    • Greener, M., Verbrugghe, E., Kelly, M., Blooi, M., Beukema, W., Canessa, S., Carranze, S., Croubels, S., De Troyer, N., Fernandez-Giberteau, D., Goethals, P., Lens, L., Stegen, G., Strubbe, D., van Leeuwenberg, R., Van Praet, S., Vila-Escale, M., Vervaeke, M., Pasmans, F., Martel, A. (2020) Presence of low virulence chytrid fungi could protect European amphibians from more deadly strains. Nature Communications [Link]

 

    • Grogan, LF., Humphries, J.E., Robert, J., Lanctôt, C.M., Nock, C.J., Newell, D.A., McCallum, H.I. (2020) Immunological aspects of Chytridiomycosis. Journal of Fungi [Link]

 

    • Deknock, A., Goethals, P., Croubels, S., Lens, L., Martel, A., Pasmans F. (2020) Towards a food web based control strategy to mitigate an amphibian panzootic in agricultural landscapes. Global Ecology and Conservation [Link]

 

    • Beukema, W., Pasmans, F., Van Praet S., Ferri-Yáñez, F., Kelly, M., Laking, A.E., Erens, J., Speybroek, J., Verheyen, K., Lens, L., Martel, A. (2020) Microclimate limits thermal behaviour favourable to disease control in a nocturnal amphibian. Ecology Letters [Link]

 

    • Li, Z., Martel, A., Bogaerts, S., Göçmen, B., Panayiotis, P., Lymberakis, P., Woeltjes, T., Veith, M., Pasmans, F. (2020) Landscape connectivity limits the predicted impact of fungal pathogen invasion. Journal of Fungi [Link]

 

    •  Li, Z., Verbrugghe, E., Konstanjsek, R., Lukac, M., Pasmans, F., Cizelj, I., Martel, A. (2020) Dampened virulence and limited proliferation of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans during subclinical infection of the troglobiont olm (Proteus anguinus). Scientific Reports [Link]
    • Kumar, R., Malagon, D.A., Carter, E.D., Miller, D.L., Bohanon, M.L., Cusaac, J.P.W., Peterson, A.C., Gray, M.J. (2020) Experimental methodologies can affect pathogenicity of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans infections. Plos One [Link]

 

    • Wagner, N., Lötters, S., Dalbeck, L., Düssel, H., Guschal, M., Kirst, K., Ohlhoff, D., Wegge, J., Reinhardt T., Veith, M. (2020) Long-term monitoring of European fire salamander populations (Salamandra salamandra) in the Eifel Mountains (Germany): five years of removal sampling of larvae. Salamandra [Link] (Supplementary documents)

     

    • Lötters, S., Veith, M., Wagner, N., Martel A., Pasmans, F. (2020) Bsal-driven salamander mortality pre-dates the European index outbreak. Salamandra [Link]

     

    • Jung, L., Dusek, J., Lüddecke, T., Schulz, V., Maier-Sam, K., Habich, L., Mosebach, A., Lierz, M., Ziemek, H.-P. (2020) Epidemiological screening of captive salamanders reveals current absence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in private collections throughout the federal state of Hesse (Germany). Salamandra [Link]

     

    • Schmeller, D. S., Utzel, R., Pasmans F., Martel, A. (2020) Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans kills alpine newts (Ichthyosaura alpestris) in southernmost Germany. Salamandra [Link]

     

    • Thein, J., Reck, U., Dittrich, C., Martel, A., Schulz V., Hansbauer, G. (2020) Preliminary report on the occurrence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in the Steigerwald, Bavaria, Germany. Salamandra [Link]

     

    • Sandvoß, M., Wagner, N., Lötters, S., Feldmeier, S., Schulz, V., Steinfartz S., Veith, M. (2020) Spread of the pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans and large-scale absence of larvae suggest unnoticed declines of the European fire salamander in the southern Eifel Mountains. Salamandra [Link] (Supplementary documents)

     

    • Schulz, V., Schulz, A., Klamke, M., Preissler, K., Sabino-Pinto, J., Müsken, M., Schlüpmann, M., Heldt, L., Kamprad, F., Enss, J., Schweinsberg, M., Virgo, J., Rau, H., Veith, M., Lötters, S., Wagner, N., Steinfartz S., Vences, M. (2020) Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in the Ruhr District, Germany: history, distribution, decline dynamics and disease symptoms of the salamander plague. Salamandra [Link] (Supplementary documents)

     

    • Lötters, S., Wagner, N., Albaladejo, G., Böning, P., Dalbeck, L., Düssel, H., Feldmeier, S., Guschal, M., Kirst, K., Ohlhoff, D., Preissler, K., Reinhardt, T., Schlüpmann, M., Schulte, U., Schulz, V., Steinfartz, S., Twietmeyer, S., Veith, M., Vences, M., Wegge, J. (2020) The amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in the hotspot of its European invasive range: past – present – future. Salamandra [Link] (Supplementary documents)

     

    • Vences, M, Lötters, S. (2020) The salamander plague in Europe – A German perspective. Salamandra [Link]

     

    • Robinson K.A., Pereira, K.E., Bletz, M.C., Carter, E.D., Gray, M.J., Piovia-Scott, J., Romansic, J.M., Woodhams, D.C., Fritz-Laylin, L. (2020) Isolation and maintenance of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans cultures. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. [Link]

     

    • Woodhams, D.C., Rollins-Smith, L.A., Reinert, L.K., Lam, B.A., Harris, R.N., Briggs, C.J., Vredenburg, V.T., Patel, B.T., Caprioli, R.M., Chaurand, P., Hunziker, P., Bigler, L. (2020) Probiotics Modulate a Novel Amphibian Skin Defense Peptide That Is Antifungal and Facilitates Growth of Antifungal Bacteria.  Microbial Ecology. [Link]

     

    • Shepack, A., Catenazzi, A. (2020) Transcriptomics reveal immune downregulation of newts overwhelmed by chytrid co-infection. Molecular Ecology. [Link]

     

    • Waddle, J.H., Grear, D.A., Mosher, B.A., Grant, E.H.C., Adams, M.J., Backlin, A.R., Barichivich, W.J., Brand, A.B., Bucciarelli, G.M., Cahoun, D.L., Chestnut, T., Davenport, J.M., Dietrich, A.E., Fisher, R.N., Glorioso, B.M., Halstead, B.J., Hayes, M.P., Honeycutt, R.K., Hossack, B.R., Kleeman, P.M., Lemos-Espinal, J.A., Lorch, J.M., McCreary, B., Muths E., Pearl, C.A., Richgels, K.L.D., Robinson, C.W., Roth, M.F., Rowe, J.C., Sadinski, W., Sigafus, B.H., Stasiak, I., Sweet, S., Walls, S.C., Watkins-Colwell, G.J., White, LA., Williams, L.A., Winzeler, M.E. (2020) Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) not detected in an intesive survey of wild North American amphibians. Scientific Reports. [Link]

     

    • Brunner, J.L. (2020) Pooled samples and eDNA-based detection can facilitate the “clean trade” of aquatic animals. Scientific Reports. [Link]

     

    • Rebollar, E.A., Martínez-Ugalde, E., Orta, A.H. (2020) The amphibian skin microbiome and its protective role against chytridiomycosis. Herpetologica. [Link]

     

    • Rollins-Smith, L.A. (2020) Global amphibian declines, disease, and the ongoing battle between Batrachochytrium fungi and the immune system. Herpetologica. [Link]

     

    • Zamudio, K.R., McDonald, C.A., Belasen, A.M. (2020) High variability in infection mechanisms and host responses: a review of functional genomic studies of amphibian chytridiomycosis. Herpetologica. [Link]

     

    • Fisher, M.C., Gurr, S.J., Cuomo, C.A., Blehert, D.S., Jin, H., Stukenbrock, E.H., Stajich, J.E., Kahmann, R., Boone, C., Denning, D.W., Gow, N.A.R., Klein, B.S., Kronstad, J.W., Sheppard, D.C., Taylor, J.W., Wright, G.D., Heitman, J., Casadevall, A., Cowen, L.E. (2020) Threats posed by the fungal kingdom to humans, wildlife and agriculture. Host-Microbiome Biology. [Link]

     

    • Beukema, W. (2020) Pathogen pollution across spatial scales: A primer on disease ecology of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Europe. PhD thesis, Ghent University, Laboratory of Veterinary Medicine [Link]

     

    • McDonald, C.A., Longo, A.V., Lips, K.R., Zamudio, K.R. (2020) Incapacitating effects of fungal coinfection in a novel pathogen system. Molecular Ecology. [Link]

     

    • Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., Stark, T., DeJean, T., Verbrugghe, E., Herder, J., Gilbert, M., Janse, J., Martel, A., Pasmans, F., Valentini, A. (2020) Using environmental DNA for detection of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in natural water. Environmental DNA. [Link]

     

    • Malagon, D.A., Melara, L.A., Prosper, O.F., Lenhart, S., Carter, E.D., Fordyce, J.A., Peterson, A.C., Miller, D.L., Gray, M.J. (2020) Host density and habitat structure influence host contact rates and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans transmission. Scientific Reports. [Link]

     

    • Fisher, M.C., Garner, T.W.J. (2020) Chytrid fungi and global amphibian declines. Nature Reviews microbiology. [Link]

     

    • Martel, A., Vila-Escale, M., Fernández-Giberteau, D., Martinez-Silvestre, A., Canessa, S., Van Praet, S.,  Pannon, P., Chiers, K., Ferran, A., Kelly, M., Picart, M, Piulats, D., Li, Z., Pagone, V., Pérez-Sorribes, L., Molina, C., Tarragó-Guarro, A., Velarde-Nieto, R., Carbonell, F., Obon, E., Martínez-Martínez, D., Guinart, D., Casanovas, R., Carranza, S., Pasmans, F. (2020). Integral chain management of wildlife diseases. Conservation Letters. [Link]

     

    • Barnhart, K., Bletz, M.C., LaBumbard, B., Tokash-Peters, A., Gabor, C.R., Woodhams, D.C. (2020) Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans elicits acute stress response in spotted salamanders but not infection or mortality. Animal Conservation. [Link]

     

    • Canessa, S., Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., Stark, T., Allen, B.E., Bishop, P.J., Bletz, M., Briggs, C.J., Daversa, D.R., Gray, M.J., Griffiths, R.A., Harris, R.N., Harrison, X.A., Hoverman, J.T., Jervis, P., Muths, E., Olson, D.H., Price, S.J., Richards-Zawacki, C.L., Robert, J., Rosa, G.M., Scheele, B.C., Schmidt, B.R., Garner, T.W.J. (2020) Conservation decisions under pressure: Lessons from an exercise in rapid response to wildlife disease. Conservation Science and Practice.  [Link]