Amphibian Research


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Personnel

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Professor
Amphibians and ranaviruses

Groups and Facilities


(1 mention)

Wetlands 
Stressors, monitoring, management, and restoration for wetland ecosystems.



(1 mention)

Wildlife Health 
Emerging infectious diseases, including those that travel from animals to humans.


Events

Host & Pathogen Interactions Between Amphibians & Ancient Fungal, 9/22/2015

Politics and Research Behind Pollution, Climate Change, Disease and Amphibian Declines, 4/30/2014

 

News

NSF Awards UTIA Faculty Grant to Study Fungal Pathogen of Amphibians, 9/5/2018

Five Things You Didnít Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016

Team to Address Emerging Diseases in Amphibians & Reptiles, 5/26/2015

Video


(8 mentions)

Ranavirus Amphibians 
A killer virus is attacking amphibians native to the Smoky Mountains. Our researcher's are studying the impact of the virus, and looking to help the species most vulnerable.


 

Recent Publications

Implications of drought and ranavirus on an amphibian community in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Carter, E. D.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

Implications of drought and ranavirus on an amphibian community in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

Evaluating the threat of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) to North American amphibian species including unknown anuran hosts.  Carter, E. D., J. P. Cusaac, D. L. Miller, L. Rollins-Smith, L. Reinert, M. Bohanon, D. A. Malagon, C. N. Sheets, L. Williams, A. Upchurch, P. Nanjappa, and M. J. Gray.  2018.  International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, St. Augustine, FL.

Interaction of hydroperiod and ranavirus leading to possible amphibian population declines in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2018.  Annual Meeting of the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Helen, GA.

Quantifying the threat of a novel fungal pathogen (Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans) to amphibians of conservation concern in North Carolina (and beyond).  Gray, M. J., J. P. Cusaac, M. Bletz, E. D. Carter, D. Woodhams, L. K. Reinert, L. Rollins-Smith, G. Parra-Olea, L. Williams, A. Upchurch, P. Nanjappa, and D. L. Miller.  2018.  North Carolina Congress of Herpetology, Asheboro, NC.

Estimating occurrence, prevalence, and detection of amphibian pathogens: insights from occupancy models Mosher, B. A., A. B. Brand, A. N. M. Wiewel, D. A. W. Mille, M. J. Gray, D. L. Miller, and E. H. C. Grant.  2018.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases, DOI: 10.7589/2018-02-042.

Presence of Amplification Hosts Increases Mortality of Syntopic Amphibians by Ranaviral Disease.  Brenes, R., J. T. Hoverman, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2017.  Fourth International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Budapest, Hungary.

Interaction of Hydroperiod and Ranavirus Leading to Possible Amphibian Population Declines in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Fourth International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Budapest, Hungary.

Poor biosecurity could lead to ranavirus outbreaks in amphibian populations.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Annual Meeting of the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Little Rock, AR.

Population Dynamics and Pathogen Prevalence in an Amphibian Breeding Pond in Cades Cove.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Great Smoky Mountains National Park Research Colloquium, Gatlinburg, TN.

Interaction of hydroperiod and ranavirus leading to possible amphibian population declines in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, P. E. Super, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  71st Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Louisville, KY.

Interaction of hydroperiod and ranavirus leading to possible amphibian population declines in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, P. E. Super, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Annual Meeting of the Northeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Pembroke, VA.