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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.



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Saving the Hemlock 
Scientists and staff at Great Smoky Mountains National Park race to save the hemlock tree from extinction in their park.


 

Recent Publications

Ranavirus could facilitate local extinction of rare amphibian species Earl, J. E., J. C. Chaney, W. B. Sutton, C. E. Lillard, A. J. Kouba, C. Langhorne, J. Krebs, B. Wilkes, R. D. Hill, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2016.  Oecologia, DOI 10.1007/s00442-016-3682-6.

Ranavirus ecology and evolution: from epidemiology to extinction Brunner, J. L., A. Storfer, M. J. Gray, and J. T. Hoverman.  2015.  Springer, pp. 71-104.

Ranavirus could facilitate extinction in rare amphibian species.  Earl, J. E., J. C. Chaney, W. B. Sutton, C. E. Lillard, A. J. Kouba, C. Langhorne, J. Krebs, B. Wilkes, R. D. Hill, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2015.  Third International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Gainesville, FL.

Ranavirus could facilitate extinction in rare amphibian species.  Earl, J. E., J. C. Chaney, W. B. Sutton, C. E. Lillard, A. J. Kouba, C. Langhorne, J. Krebs, B. Wilkes, R. D. Hill, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2015.  Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Covington, LA.

Introduction of ranavirus to isolated wood frog population could cause local extinction Earl, J. E., and M. J. Gray.  2014.  EcoHealth, DOI 10.1007/s10393-014-0950-y.

Disturbance Relicts in a Rapidly Changing World: The Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Factor Wynne, J. J., E. C. Bernard, F. G. Howarth, S. Sommer, F. N. Soto-Adames, S. Taiti, E. L. Mockford, M. Horrocks, L. Pakarati, and V. Pakarati-Hotus.  2014.  BioScience, Vol. 64(8): 711-718.

Capability of ranavirus causing extinction in local populations of wood frogs.  Earl, J. E., and M. J. Gray.  2013.  International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, Knoxville, Tennessee..

Ranavirus could speed up extinction for the endangered frog, Rana sevosa.  Earl, J. E., M. J. Gray, and W. B. Sutton.  2013.  Second International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Transgene introgression in crop relatives: molecular evidence and mitigation strategies Kwit, C., H. S. Moon, S. I. Warwick, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2011.  Transgenes Going Wild? Risk Assessment of Transgene Introgression from Crops into Wild Relatives. Workshop, Lorentz Center, International Center for workshops in the Sciences, July 11-15, 2011, Leiden, The Netherlands.