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

 

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

Broad host range of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans equates to high invasion probability in North America.  Gray, M. J., E. D. Carter, J. P. W. Cusaac, A. C. Peterson, L. Rollins-Smith, L. Reinert, M. Bohanon, B. A. Bajo, K. Ash, D. A. Malagon, B. Augustino, R. Kumar, L. Williams, A. Upchurch, P. Nanjappa, R. N. Harris, and D. L. Miller.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Clinical pathology of Bsal chytridiomycosis: hematological, biochemical, and serum protein analyses of infected Taricha granulosa.  Grzelak, A., R. Kumar, C. Cray, E. D. Carter, P. Watcharaanantapong, K. Ash, B. A. Bajo, M. Bohanon, A. C. Peterson, M. J. Gray, and D. L. Miller.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Look, that salamander is being eaten alive!.  Miller, D. L., A. Grzelak, A. Towe, R. Ossiboff, C. Cray, E. D. Carter, B. Bajo, M. Bohanon, A. Peterson, and M. Gray.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Look, that salamander is being eaten alive!.  Miller, D., A. Grzelak, A. Towe, R. Ossiboff, C. Cray, R. Kumar, K. Ash, E. D. Carter, B. Bajo, M. Bohanon, A. Peterson, and M. Gray.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) chytridiomycosis itís not just for salamanders!.  Towe, A., M. Gray, E. D. Carter, K. Ash, M. Bohanon, B. Bajo, and D. L. Miller.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) chytridiomycosis itís not just for salamanders!.  Towe, A., M. Gray, E. D. Carter, K. Ash, M. Bohanon, B. Bajo, and D. Miller.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Initiating surveillance for the pathogenic fungus, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, in highland Costa Rican salamander populations.  Adams, H., S. M. Hernandez, M. Yabsley, M. J. Gray, and S. Connelly.  2019.  Wildlife Disease Association Annual International Conference, Tahoe City, CA. [Abstract]

Conservation risk of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans to endemic lungless salamanders Carter, E. D., D. L. Miller, A. C. Peterson, W. C. Sutton, J. P. W. Cusaac, J. A. Spatz, L. Rollins‐Smith, L. Reinert, M. Bohanon, L. A. Williams, A. Upchurch, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  Conservation Letters, First Published: 17 September 2019. [Abstract]

A cool-loving fungus- temperature drives virulence of Batrachocytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal.).  Carter, E. D., D. L. Miller, M. Bohanon, B. A. Bajo, D. A. Malagon, R. Kumar, B. J. Augustino, P. Watcharaanantapong, and M. J. Gray.  2019.  The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Gatlinburg, TN. [Abstract]

Broad host range of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans equates to high invasion probability in North America.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. P. W. Cusaac, A. C. Peterson, L. Rollins-Smith, L. Reinert, M. Bohanon, B. A. Bajo, D. Malagon, R. Kumar, B. Augustino, L. Williams, A. Upchurch, P. Nanjappa, R. N. Harris, and D. L. Miller.  2019.  Zoological Society of London Symposium, London, England. April, 2019. [Abstract]

Ranavirus invasions: 50 years of research- now let's do something about it!.  Gray, M. J.  2019.  Zoological Society of London Symposium, London, England. April, 2019. [Abstract]

Broad host range of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans equates to high invasion probability in North America.  Gray, M. J., E. D. Carter, J. P. W. Cusaac, A. C. Peterson, L. Rollins- Smith, L. Reinert, M. Bohanon, B. A. Bajo, K. Ash, D. A. Malagon, B. Augustino, R. Kumar, L. Williams, A. Upchurch, P. Nanjappa, R. N. Harris, and D. L. Miller.  2019.  American Fisheries Society & The Wildlife Society 2019 Joint Annual Conference, Reno, NV. [Abstract]