Habitat split as a driver of disease in amphibians – reviewed in Biological Reviews

We highlight that targeted habitat-restoration strategies aiming to connect multiple classes of natural habitats (e.g. terrestrialfreshwater, terrestrialmarine, marinefreshwater) could enhance priming of the vertebrate immune system through repeated low-load exposure to enzootic pathogens and reduced stress-induced immunosuppression.

Becker CG, Greenspan SE, Martins RA, Lyra ML, Prist P, Metzger JP, São Pedro V, Haddad CFB, Le Sage EH, Woodhams DC, Savage AE. Habitat split as a driver of disease in amphibians. Biological Reviews.

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Douglas C. Woodhams, Ph.D.
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