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Madagascar harbors one of the most diverse groups of amphibian species anywhere in the world. Recently, the parasitic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis – responsible for mass amphibian die-offs worldwide – was detected on the island. Researchers
are launching a three-year structured disease surveillance program of sites on the island thought to be infected by B. dendrobatidis and related fungal species. Information on the geographic footprint, prevalence and intensity of these detrimental fungi will help researchers and wildlife managers develop a response plan to deal with this potential threat to Madagascar's unique amphibian fauna.

Study ID
D16ZO-022
Study Status
Active
Start Date
09/01/2016
Grant amount awarded
$160,923
Grant recipient
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Study country
United Kingdom
Investigator
Matthew C. Fisher, PhD
Study category
Infectious Disease