Island of opportunity

Can New Guinea protect amphibians from a globally emerging pathogen?

Deborah Bower, Karen Lips, Yolarnie Amepou, Stephen Richards, Chris Dahl, Eliza Nagombi, Miriam Supuma, Lisa Dabek, Ross Alford, Lin Schwarzkopf, Mark Ziembicki, Jeffrey Noro, Amir Hamidy, Graeme Gillespie, Lee Berger, Carla Eisemberg, Yiming Li, Xuan Liu, Charlotte Jennings, Burhan Tjaturadi & 10 others Andrew Peters, Andrew Krockenberger, Dillian Nason, Mirza Kusrini, Rebecca Webb, Lee Skerratt, Chris Banks, Andrew Mack, Arthur Georges, Simon Clulow

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Abstract

The Global Pandemic lineage of the amphibian chytrid fungus has caused the most widespread, disease-induced declines and extinctions in vertebrates recorded to date. The largest climatically-suitable landmass that may still be free of this fungus is New Guinea. The island is home to a significant proportion of the world’s known frog species (an estimated 6%), with many more undescribed. Two decades of research on the amphibian chytrid fungus provide an opportunity for improved management. We call for urgent unified, international, multidisciplinary action to prepare for the arrival of the amphibian chytrid fungus in New Guinea, to prevent or slow its spread within the island after it arrives, and to limit its impact upon the island’s frogs. The apparent absence of the amphibian chytrid fungus in New Guinea provides an opportunity to build capacity in advance for science, disease surveillance, and diagnosis that will have broad relevance for human and animal health.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 03 Jun 2019

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Bower, D., Lips, K., Amepou, Y., Richards, S., Dahl, C., Nagombi, E., ... Clulow, S. (2019). Island of opportunity: Can New Guinea protect amphibians from a globally emerging pathogen? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
Bower, Deborah ; Lips, Karen ; Amepou, Yolarnie ; Richards, Stephen ; Dahl, Chris ; Nagombi, Eliza ; Supuma, Miriam ; Dabek, Lisa ; Alford, Ross ; Schwarzkopf, Lin ; Ziembicki, Mark ; Noro, Jeffrey ; Hamidy, Amir ; Gillespie, Graeme ; Berger, Lee ; Eisemberg, Carla ; Li, Yiming ; Liu, Xuan ; Jennings, Charlotte ; Tjaturadi, Burhan ; Peters, Andrew ; Krockenberger, Andrew ; Nason, Dillian ; Kusrini, Mirza ; Webb, Rebecca ; Skerratt, Lee ; Banks, Chris ; Mack, Andrew ; Georges, Arthur ; Clulow, Simon. / Island of opportunity : Can New Guinea protect amphibians from a globally emerging pathogen?. In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2019.
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Island of opportunity : Can New Guinea protect amphibians from a globally emerging pathogen? / Bower, Deborah; Lips, Karen; Amepou, Yolarnie; Richards, Stephen; Dahl, Chris; Nagombi, Eliza; Supuma, Miriam; Dabek, Lisa; Alford, Ross; Schwarzkopf, Lin; Ziembicki, Mark; Noro, Jeffrey; Hamidy, Amir; Gillespie, Graeme; Berger, Lee; Eisemberg, Carla; Li, Yiming; Liu, Xuan; Jennings, Charlotte; Tjaturadi, Burhan; Peters, Andrew; Krockenberger, Andrew; Nason, Dillian; Kusrini, Mirza; Webb, Rebecca; Skerratt, Lee; Banks, Chris; Mack, Andrew; Georges, Arthur; Clulow, Simon.

In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 03.06.2019.

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