Photo of a juvenile Ensatina salamander. Photo credit: Tiffany Yap
When the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) was first described in 1999, action was not taken rapidly, and a global amphibian pandemic ensued. We have since found that Bd has...
Preparing to Upload Data
The first step to uploading data is creating Projects. We describe the Project creation process in the documentation and once created, actual tested samples (the “data”) may be added later or by a collaborator.
Preparing the data
To facilitate organizing...
Data Use Policy and Information
A necessary part of a project that solicits, stores and shares data is a clear understanding of the data sharing and use policy.
The aim of the Amphibian Disease portal is to facilitate data sharing of chytrid disease presence and absence from...
Spring update on the Amphibian Disease portal: We are in alpha release with core features working! The beta version is in progress now. Most importantly we have outlined the framework for the portal, which is sketched out in a user’s workflow diagram.
In an unprecedented wildlife policy move, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has come out with an interim rule that lists 201 salamander species as “injurious” to wildlife due to the risk of a pathogen (the chytrid fungal pathogen that is lethal to salamanders, Bsal) under the Lacey...