Description

Epidemiological theory normally does not predict host extinction from infectious disease because of a host density threshold below which pathogens cannot persist. However, host extinction can occur when a biotic

Epidemiological theory normally does not predict host extinction from infectious disease because of a host density threshold below which pathogens cannot persist. However, host extinction can occur when a biotic or abiotic pathogen reservoir allows for density-independent transmission. Amphibians are facing global population decline and extinction from the emerging infectious disease chytridiomycosis, caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dentrobatidis (Bd).

Reuse Permissions
  • 4.86 MB application/pdf

    Download count: 0

    Details

    Contributors
    Date Created
    • 2013
    Resource Type
  • Text
  • Collections this item is in
    Note
    • Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2013
      Note type
      thesis
    • Includes bibliographical references (p. 80-90)
      Note type
      bibliography
    • Field of study: Biology

    Citation and reuse

    Statement of Responsibility

    by Penny F. Langhammer

    Machine-readable links