Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (360 KB)

Title: Occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in an anuran community in the southeastern Talamanca Region of Costa Rica

Author: Saenz, Daniel; Adams, Cory K.; Pierce, Josh B.; Laurencio, David;

Date: 2009

Source: Herpetological Review 40(3): 311-313

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Soon after the discovery of the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, caused by the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd, Longcore et al. 1999), it became apparent that Bd was a major threat to amphibians resulting in mass die-offs and population declines throughout the world (Berger et aI. 1998; Blaustein and Keisecker 2002; Daszak et aI. 2003; McCallum 2005; Rachowicz et aI. 2006). Evidence suggests that Bd infected amphibian populations in Central America as early as the 1980s (Pounds et aI. 1997). Work done in Central America has implicated that a wave of Bd has moved through the montane regions of Central America and was associated with major declines in amphibian populations and species richness (Lips et aI. 2006; Puschendorf et al. 2006). However, in some cases, Bd also may occur in amphibian communities with little or no effect on populations (Berger et aI. 1998; Brem and Lips 2008; Gamer et al. 2006).

Keywords: anurans, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, chytrid fungus, Costa Rica

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

XML: View XML

Citation:


Saenz, Daniel; Adams, Cory K.; Pierce, Josh B.; Laurencio, David. 2009. Occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in an anuran community in the southeastern Talamanca Region of Costa Rica. Herpetological Review 40(3):311-313.

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.