2020

  • 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]

 

2019

  • Verbrugghe, E., Pasmans, F., Martel, A. (2019) Reference gene screening of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans for quantitative real-time PCR studies. Scientific Reports. [Link]

 

  • Wagner, N., Schulz, V., Steinfartz, S., Reinhardt, T., Vences, M., Lötters, S., Dalbeck, L., Düssel-Siebert, H., Guschal, M., Ohlhoff, D., Wegge, J., Veith, M. (2019) Current findings on the status of the salamander plague in Germany. Natur und Landschaft. [Link]

 

  • Carter, E.D., Miller, D.L., Peterson, A.C., Sutton, W.B., Cusaac, J.P.W., Spatz, J.A., Rollins-Smith, L., Reinert, L., Bohanon, M., Williams, L.A., Upchurch, A., Gray, M.J. (2019) Conservation risk of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans to endemic lungless salamanders. Conservation Letters [Link]

 

  • Ossiboff, R.J., Towe, A.E., Brown, M.A., Longo, A.V., Lips, K.R., Miller, D.L., Carter, E.E., Gray, M.J., Frasca, S. Jr. (2019) Differentiating Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and B. salamandrivorans in amphibian chytridiomycosis using RNAScope in situ hybridization. Frontiers in Veterinary Science [Link]

 

  • Thomas, V., Wang, Y., Van Rooij, P., Verbrugghe, E., Baláz, V., Bosch, J., Cunningham, A.A., Fischer, M.C., Garner, T.W.J., Gilbert, M.J., Grasselli, E., Kinet, T., Laudelout, A., Lötters, S., Loyau, A., Miaud, C., Salvidio, S., Schmeller, D.S., Schmidt, B.R., Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., Steinfartz, S., Veith, M., Vences, M., Wagner, N., Canessa, S., Martel, A., Pasmans, F. (2019) Mitigating Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Europe. Amphibia-Reptilia [Link]

 

  • Bates, K.A., Shelton, J.M., Mercier, V.L., Hopkins, K.P., Harrison, X.A., Petrovan, S.O., Fisher, M.C. (2019) Captivity and infection by the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans perturb the amphibian skin microbiome. Frontiers in Microbiology [Link]

 

  • Canessa, S., Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., C., Martel, A., Pasmans, F. (2019) Mitigation of amphibian disease requires a stronger connection between research and management. Biological Conservation 236, 236-242 [Link]

 

  • DiRenzo, G.V., Campbell Grant, E.H. (2019) Overview of emerging amphibian pathogens and modeling advances for conservation-related decisions. Biological Conservation 236, 474-483 [Link]

 

  • Knepper, J., Lüddecke, T., Preißler, K.,Vences, M., Schulz, S. (2019) Isolation and Identification of Alkaloids from Poisons of Fire Salamanders (Salamandra salamandra). Journal of Natural Products. 82(5), 1319-1324 [Link]

 

  • Farrer, R.A. (2019) Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Trends in Microbiology. [Link]

 

  • Grasselli, E., Bianchi, G., Dondero, L., Machiano, V., Carafa, M., Perrone, M., Salvidio, S. (2019). First screening for Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) in wild and captive salamanders from Italy. Salamandra. 55(2), 124-126 [Link]

 

  • Longo, A.V., Fleischer, R.C., Lips, K.R. (2019). Double trouble: co-infections of chytrid fungi will severely impact widely distributed newts. Biological Invasions. 21(6), p:2233–2245 [Link]

 

  • Sabino-Pinto, J., Martel, A., Pasmans, F., Steinfartz, S., Vences, M. 2019. Pooling skin swabs does not inhibit qPCR detection of amphibian chytrid infection. Plos One: E 14(4): e0214405 [Link]

 

  • Lindauer, A., May, T., Rios-Sotelo, G., Sheets, C., Voyles, J. (2019). Quantifying Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans Viability. Ecohealth. [Link]

 

  • Cunningham, A.A., Smith, F., McKinley, T.J., Perkins, M.W., Fitzpatrick, L.D., Wright, O.W., Lawson, B. (2019). Apparent absence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in wild urodeles in the United Kingdom. Scientific Reports. 9:2831 [Link]

 

  • Marquis, O., Miaud, C., Gibault, C., Chai, N. (2019). A first screening of chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium in amphibians in French zoos. International Zoo Yearbook. 53, 1-10 [Link]

 

  • Watts, A., Olson D., Harris, R., Mandica M. (2019). The deadly amphibian bsal disease: How science-management partnerships are forestalling amphibian biodiversity losses. Science Findings 214. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. [Link]

 

  • Scheele, B.C., Pasmans, F., Skeratt, L.FL., Berger, L., Martel, A., Beukema, W., Acevedo, A.A., Burrowes, P.A.,  Carvalho T., Catenazzi, A., De la Riva, I., Fisher, M.C., Flechas, S.V., Foster, C.N., Frías-Álvarez, P., Garner, T.W.J., Gratwicke, B., Guayasamin, J.M., Hirschfeld, M., Kolby, J.E., Kosch, T.A., La Marca, E., Lindenmayer, D.B., Lips, K.R., Longo, A.V., Maneyro, R., McDonald, C.A., Mendelson III, J.Palacios-Rodriguez, P., Parra-Olea, G., Richards-Zawacki, C.L., Rödel, M.-O., Rovito, S.M., Soto-Azat, C., Toledo, L.F., Voyles, J., Weldon, C., Whitfield, S.M., Wilkinson, M., Zamudio, K.R., Canessa S. (2019) Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity. Science. 363(6434), 1459-1463 [Link]

 

  • Canessa, S., Bozzuto, C., Pasmans, F., Martel, A. (2019). Quantifying the burden of managing wildlife diseases in multiple host species. Conservation Biology, [Link]

 

  • Bernard, R.F., Campbell Grant, E.H. (2019) Identifying common decision problem elements for the management of emerging fungal diseases of wildlife. Society and Natural Resources. 31(9) [Link]

 

  • Bozzuto, C., & Canessa, S. (2019). Impact of seasonal cycles on host-pathogen dynamics and disease mitigation for Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Global Ecology and Conservation, e00551. [Link]

 

  • Basanta, M. D., Rebollar, E. A., & Parra-Olea, G. (2019). Potential risk of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Mexico. PloS one, 14(2), e0211960. [Link]

 

  • Verbrugghe, E., Adriaensen, C., Martel, A., Vanhaecke, L., & Pasmans, F. (2019). Growth regulation in amphibian pathogenic chytrid fungi by the quorum sensing metabolite tryptophol. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9. [Link]

 

 

  2018 

  • Lötters, S., Wagner, N., Kerres, A., Vences, M., Steinfartz, S., Sabino-Pinto, J., Seufer, L., Preissler, K., Schulz, V., Veith, M. (2018). First report of host co-infection of parasitic amphibian chytrid fungi. SALAMANDRA, 54(4), 287-290. [Link]

 

  • Spitzen-van der Sluijs. (2018). It takes three to tango: The impact of chytridiomycosis on native amphibians in the Netherlands. (PhD thesis, Ghent University, Laboratory of Veterinary Medicine. [email author for digital copy: a.spitzen@ravon.nl] [Link]

 

  • Grogan, L., Robert, J., Berger, L., Skerratt, L.F., Scheele, B.C., Castley, J.G., Newell, D.A., McCallum, H.I. (2018) Review of the amphibian immune response to Chytridiomycosis, and future directions. Frontiers in Immunology, [Link]

 

  • Sabino-Pinto, J., Veith, M., Vences, M., & Steinfartz, S. (2018). Asymptomatic infection of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in captivity. Scientific reports, 8(1), 11767. [Link]

 

  • Fitzpatrick, L. D., Pasmans, F., Martel, A., & Cunningham, A. A. (2018). Epidemiological tracing of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans identifies widespread infection and associated mortalities in private amphibian collections. Scientific reports, 8(1), 13845. [Link]

 

  • Bletz, M. C., Kelly, M., Sabino-Pinto, J., Bales, E., Van Praet, S., Bert, W., Boyen, F., Vences, M., Steinfartz, S., Pasmans, F., Martel, A. (2018). Disruption of skin microbiota contributes to salamander disease. Proc. R. Soc. B, 285(1885), 20180758. [Link]

 

  • Hopkins, M. C., Adams, M. J., Super, P. E., Olson, D. H., Hickman, C. R., English, P., Ludwig, K. A. (2018). Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) in Appalachia—Using scenario building to proactively prepare for a wildlife disease outbreak caused by an invasive amphibian chytrid fungus (No. 2018-1150). US Geological Survey. [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. 24(12): 1788-1801. [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. [Link]

 

  • 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]

 

  • EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW), More, S., Angel Miranda, M., Bicout, D., Bøtner, A., Butterworth, A., Calistri, P., Depner, K., Edwards, S., Garin-Bastuij, B., Good, M., Michel., V., Raj, M., Saxmose Nielsen, S., Sihvonen, N., Spoolder, H., Arend Stegeman, J., Thulke, H.H., Verlarde, A., Willeberg, P., Winckler, C., Baláž , V., Martel, A., Murray, K., Fabris, C., Munoz-Gerjardo, I., Gogin, A., Verdonck, F., Gortázar Schmidt, C. (2018) Risk of survival, establishment and spread of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) in the EU. Efsa Journal, 16(4), e05259. [Link]

 

  • Katz, T. S., & Zellmer, A. J. (2018) Comparison of model selection technique performance in predicting the spread of newly invasive species: a case study with Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Biological Invasions, 20(8), 2107-2119. [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]

 

  • Commission, E. (2018). COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2018/320 of 28 February 2018 on certain animal health protection measures for intra-Union trade in salamanders and the introduction into the Union of such animals in relation to the fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans  (EU) 2018/320. E. Commission, Official Journal of the European Union (EU) 2018/320 [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]

 

  • Balaz, V., Solsky, M., Gonzalez, D. L., Havlikova, B., Zamorano, J. G., Sevilleja, C. G., Torrent, L., Vojar, J. 2018. First survey of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in wild and captive amphibians in the Czech Republic. SALAMANDRA 54(1): 87-91. [Link]

 

  • Šunje, E., Pasmans, F., Maksimović, Z., Martel, A., & Rifatbefović, M. (2018). Recorded mortality in the vulnerable Alpine salamander, Salamandra atra prenjensis (Amphibia: Caudata), is not associated with the presence of known amphibian pathogens. SALAMANDRA 54(1): 75-79. [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]

  

  • Stegen G. (2018). Disease dynamics of the emerging fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra). (PhD thesis, Ghent University, Laboratory of Veterinary Medicine. [Link]

 

  • Schulz, V., Steinfartz, S., Geiger, A., Preißler, K., Sabino-Pinto, J., Krisch, M., Schlüpmann, M. (2018). Ausbreitung der Salamanderpest in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Natur in NRW. 4, p:26-30 [Link]

2017

  • Yap, T. A., Nguyen, N. T., Serr, M., Shepack, A., & Vredenburg, V. T. (2017). Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans and the Risk of a Second Amphibian Pandemic. EcoHealth, 1-14. [Link]
  • Wang, S., Zhu, W., Fan, L., Li, J., Li, Y. (2017). Amphibians Testing Negative for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China. [J]. Asian Herpetological Reserch (AHR), 2017, 8 (3): 190-198.[doi: 10.16373/j. cnki. ahr. 170010]. [Link]
  • Pasmans, F., Bogaerts, S., Braeckman, J., Cunningham, A.A., Hellebuyck, T., Griffiths, R.A., Sparreboom, M., Schmidt, B.R., Martel, A. (2017). Future of keeping pet reptiles and amphibians: towards integrating animal welfare, human health and environmental sustainability. Veterinary Record Published Online First: 19 October 2017 [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]
  • Klocke, B., Becker, M., Lewis, J., Fleischer, R. C., Muletz-Wolz, C. R., Rockwood, L., Alonso Aguirre, A., Gratwicke, B. (2017). Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans not detected in US survey of pet salamanders. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 13132. [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]
  • Iwanowicz, D.D., Schill, W.B., Olson, D.H., Adams, M.J., Densmore, C., Cornman, R. S., Adams, C., Figiel, Jr., Anderson, C.W., Blaustein, A.R., Chestnut, T. (2017). Potential concerns with analytical methods used for the detection of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans from archived DNA of amphibian swab samples, Oregon, USA. Herpetological Review. 48(2): 352–355. [Link]
  • Chytridiomycose Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), Actieplan – België, (2017), Brussel, 54 blz. [Link]
  • Dillon, M. J., Bowkett, A. E., Bungard, M. J., Beckman, K. M., O’brien, M. F., Bates, K., Fischer, M.C., Stevens, J.R., Thornton, C. R. (2017). Tracking the amphibian pathogens Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans using a highly specific monoclonal antibody and lateral‐flow technology. Microbial biotechnology, 10(2), 381-394. [Link]
  • Stegen, G., Pasmans, F., Schmidt, B.R., Rouffaer, L.O., van Praet, S., Schaub, M., Canessa, S., Laudelout, S., Kinet, T.,  Adriaensen, C., Haesebrouck, F., Bert, W.,  Bossuyt, F., Martel A. (2017). Drivers of salamander extirpation mediated by Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Nature, Issue 544, pp 353-356. [Link]
  • Grant, E.H.C.,  Muths, E., Katz, R.A., Canessa, S., Adams, M.J., Ballard, J.R., Berger, L., Briggs, C.J., Coleman, J.T.H., Gray, M.J., Harris, M.C., Harris, R.N., Hossack, B., Huyvaert, K.P., Kolby, J., Lips, K.R., Lovich, R.E., McCallum, H.I., Mendelson J.R. III., Nanjappa, P., Olson, D.H., Powers, J.G., Richgels, K.L.D., Russell, R.E., Schmidt, B.R., Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., Watry, M.K., Woodhams, D.L. & White, C.L. (2017). Using decision analysis to support proactive management of emerging infectious wildlife diseases. Frontier in  Ecology and the Environment, 8. [Link]
  • Farrer, R. A., Martel, A., Verbrugghe, E., Abouelleil, A., Ducatelle, R., Longcore, J. E., James, T.Y., Fisher, M.C., Cuomo, C. A. (2017). Genomic innovations linked to infection strategies across emerging pathogenic chytrid fungi. Nature Communications, 8, 14742. [Link]
  • Laking, A.E., Ngo, H.N., Pasmans, F., Martel, A., Nguyen, T.T. (2017). Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans is the predominant chytrid fungus in Vietnamese salamanders. Scientific Reports, 7, 44443. [Link]
  • Schmidt, B.R., Bozzuto C., Lötters, S., Steinfartz, S. (2017). Dynamics of host populations affected by the emerging fungal
    pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Royal Society Open Science 4:160801. [Link]
  • EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), Balàž, V., Schmidt, C.G., Murray, K., Carnesecchi, E., Garcia, A., Gervelmeyer, A., Martino, L.,Munoz, G.I.,Verdonck, F., Zancanaro, G., Fabris, C. (2017). Scientific and technical assistance concerning the survival, establishment and spread of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) in the EU. EFSA Journal, 15(2) -4739 (77)  [Link]

       

2016

  • CABI, (2016). Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans – pathogen [original text Tariq Stark]. In: Invasive Species Compendium. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. [Link]
  • CABI, (2016). Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans – infection [original text by Tariq Stark]. In: Invasive Species Compendium. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. [Link] 
  • Feldmeier, S., Schefczyk, L., Wagner, N., Heinemann, G., Veith, M., Lötters, S. (2016). Exploring the Distribution of the Spreading Lethal Salamander Chytrid Fungus in Its Invasive Range in Europe – A Macroecological Approach. PLoS ONE 11: 10 [Link]
  • Parrott, J. C., Shepack, A., Burkart, D., LaBumbard, B., Scimè, P., Baruch, E., &  Catenazzi, A. (2016). Survey of Pathogenic Chytrid Fungi (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and B. salamandrivorans) in Salamanders from Three Mountain Ranges in Europe and the Americas. EcoHealth, 1-7. [Link]
  • White, C.L., Forzan, M.J., Pessier A.P., Allender, M.C., Ballard, J.R., Catenazzi, A., Fenton, H., Martel, A., Pasmans, F., Miller, D.L., Ossiboff, R.J., Richgels, K.L.D., Kerby, J.L. (2016). Amphibian: A case definition and diagnostic criteria for Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans chytridiomycosis. Herpetological Review 47:207-209. [Link]
  • Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., Martel A., Asselberghs J., Bales E.K., Beukema W., Bletz M.C., Dalbeck, L., Goverse, E., Kerres. A., Kinet. T., Kirst, K., Laudelout, A., Marin da Fonte, L.F., Nöllert, A., Ohlhoff, D., Sabino-Pinto, J, Schmidt, B.R., Speybroeck, J., Spikmans, F., Steinfartz, S., Veith, M., Vences, M., Wagner, N., Pasmans, F., Lötters, S. (2016).  Expanding distribution of lethal amphibian fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Europe. Emerging Infectious Diseases: 22(7).  [Link]
  • Richgels, K. L., Russell, R. E., Adams, M. J., White, C. L., & Grant, E. H. C. (2016). Spatial variation in risk and consequence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans introduction in the USA. Royal Society Open Science, 3(2), 150616. [Link]
  • Grant, E.H.C., Muths, E., Katz, R.A., Canessa, S., Adam, M.J., Ballard, J.R., Berger, L., Briggs, C.J., Coleman, J., Gray, M.J., Harris, M.C., Harris, R.N., Hossack, B., Huyvaert, K.P., Kolby, J.E., Lips, K.R., Lovich, R.E., McCallum, H.I., Mendelson, J.R., III, Nanjappa, P., Olson, D.H., Powers, J.G., Richgels, K.L.D., Russell, R.E., Schmidt, B.R., Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., Watry, M.K., Woodhams, D.C., and White, C.L. (2016). Salamander chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans) in the United States—Developing research, monitoring, and management strategies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1233, 16 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151233. [Link]

         

2015 

 

  • Sabino-Pinto, J., Bletz, M., Hendrix, R., Perl, R. B., Martel, A., Pasmans, F., Lötters, S., Mutschmann, F., Schmeller, D. S., Schmidt, B. R., Veith, M., Wagner, N., Vences, M. & Steinfartz, S. (2015). First detection of the emerging fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Germany. Amphibia-Reptilia, 1-5. [Link]
  • Blooi M., Martel A., Haesebrouck F., Vercammen F., Bonte D., Pasmans F. (2015). Treatment of urodelans based on temperature dependent infection dynamics of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Scientific Reports, 5(8037): [Link]
  • Blooi M., Pasmans F., Rouffaer L., Haesebrouck F., Vercammen F., Martel A. (2015). Successful treatment of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans infections in salamanders requires synergy between voriconazole, polymyxin E and temperature. Scientific Reports, 5(11788) [Link]
  • Van Rooij, P. Martel, A., Haesebrouck, F., Pasmans, F. (2015). Amphibian chytridiomycosis: a review with focus on fungus-host interactions. Vet Res. 46. [Link]
  • Cunningham, A.A., K., Beckmann, M., Perkins, L., Fitzpatrick, R., Cromie, J., Redbond, M. F., O’Brien, P., Ghosh, J., Shelton & M.C., Fisher. (2015). Emerging disease in UK amphibians. Veterinary record. [Link]
  • Gray, M.J., Lewis, J.P., Nanjappa, P., Klocke, B., Pasmans, F., Martel, A., Stephen, C., Olea, G.P., Smith, S.A., Sacerdote-Velat, A. and Christman, M.R. (2015). Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans: The North American Response and a Call for Action. PLoS Pathogens, 11(12) e1005251. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005251 [Link]
  • Yap, T. A., Koo, M. S., Ambrose, R. F., Wake, D. B., & Vredenburg, V. T. 2015. Averting a North American biodiversity crisis. Science, 349(6247), 481-482.[Link]
  • Gimeno A., Meikl, M., Pitt, A., Winkler, M., Berninger, U.G., Borsdorf, A., Köck, G., Scott, B., Braun, V. (2015). Testing of Fire Salamanders around Salzburg for Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans within a school project. eco.mont (Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research), 7(1):72-76. [Link]
  • Bales, E.K., Hyman, O.J., Loudon, A.H., Harris, R.N., Lipps, G., Chapman, E., Roblee, K., Kleopfer, J.D., Terrell, K.A. (2015). Pathogenic chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, but not B. salamandrivorans, detected on eastern Hellbenders. PLoS ONE, 10(2) [Link]

       

2014

  • Martel, A., M. Blooi, C. Adriaensen, P. van Rooij, W. Beukema, M.C. Fisher, R.A. Farrer, B.R. Schmidt, U. Tobler, K. Goka, K.R. Lips, C. Muletz, K.R. Zamudio, J. Bosch, S. Lötters, E. Wombwell, T.W.J. Garner, A.A. Cunningham, A. Spitzen-van der Sluijs, S. Salvidio, R. Ducatelle, K. Nishikawa, T.T. Nguyen, J.E. Kolby, I. van Bocxlaer, F. Bossuyt & F. Pasmans. (2014). Recent introduction of a chytrid fungus endangers Western Palearctic salamanders. Science 346: 630-631.[Link]
  • Zhu, W., Xu, F., Bai, C., Liu, X., Wang, S., Gao, X., Yan, S., Li, X, Liu, Z., Li, Y. (2014). A survey for Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Chinese amphibians. Current Zoology, 60(6):729-735. [Link]

     

2013

  • Martel, A., Spitzen-van der Sluijs, A., Blooi, M., Bert, W., Ducatelle, R., Fisher, M. C., Woeltjes, A., Bosman, W., Chiers, K., Bossuyt, F. & Pasmans, F. (2013). Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans sp. nov. causes lethal chytridiomycosis in amphibians. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(38), 15325-15329. [Link]
  • Spitzen – van der Sluijs, A., Spikmans, F., Bosman, W., de Zeeuw, M., Goverse, E., Kik, M., Pasmans, F., Martel., A. (2013). Rapid enigmatic decline drives the fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) to the edge of extinction in the Netherlands. Amphibia-Reptilia  34, 233-239. [Link]
  • Blooi, M., Pasmans, F., Longcore, J. E., van der Sluijs, A. M., Vercammen, F., & Martel, A. (2013). Duplex real-time PCR for rapid simultaneous detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in amphibian samples. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 51(12), 4173–4177. [Link]