Eastern newt populations in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada are at greatest risk of infection with a new skin-eating fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), according to a study published February 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Matthew Gray of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, and colleagues.
Professor Charles Kwit is offering a two-year MS Research/Teaching Assistantship.
In this episode of Step Outside, David Carter and Adri Tompros discuss their research on Bsal, a recently discovered pathogen that eats away at amphibian skin. Bsal has been found across Europe, and Davis and Adri are part of a concerted effort to prevent further spread and transmission in the US.
Professors Matt Gray and Deb Miller’s work in the Amphibian Disease Lab centers on preventing the spread of an amphibian pathogen, Bsal, to the United States. Bsal is currently spreading across Europe, and many fear that international pet trade will bring pathogen here. With the Appalachian region being a hotspot for salamander diversity, the Miller-Gray Lab is focused on prevention, detection, and transmission pathways for the pathogen.
Conversations Between Patients and Health Care Providers Focus of USDA Grant Awarded to UTIA
Study Provides Insights into Gathering, Preparation Patterns and Meat Preferences
In this episode, PhD student Doug Mitchell explains how replacing fescue with native warm-season grasses could benefit bobwhite populations across the Southeast.
John Morgan, a recognized name in bobwhite restoration and a leader in the efforts of the 25-state National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI), will become the new director of the University of Tennessee-based NBCI effective Oct. 1. He replaces Don McKenzie, who retired last October.
USDA Designates UT Extension to Coordinate Efforts in the South
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