Deadly Amphibian Diseases: Occurrence of Bd and Rv in Central Oregon’s landscape

My Master’s research is concentrating on two deadly amphibian diseases: Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (also known as chytrid fungus), and Ranavirus. These two pathogens, along with other anthropogenic factors (habitat loss, pollution, climate change, etc) are causing many amphibian species to become threatened, endangered, and even extinct. By using environmental DNA I …

Managing an Ecological Trap for Reptiles

Supporting population recovery of turtles and snakes at a partially mined peatland with a resident reptile community that includes 5 species at risk. [NOTE: map location is not specific, to protect sensitive sites]