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10.07.2015

'Amphibian Population Declines: Complex Causes and Consequences for Global Amphibian Biodiversity'. Dra. Karen Lips, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, USA.

Viernes 10 de julio de 2015 a las 12h, Salón de Actos del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales.

 

Seminario de Investigación

 

Título: Amphibian Population Declines: Complex Causes and Consequences for Global Amphibian Biodiversity

 

Ponente: Dra. Karen Lips, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, USA.

 

Resumen/biografía:

I am an amphibian ecologist who studies the effects of global change on amphibian populations. In my lab we primarily study disease ecology and how pathogenic fungi affect amphibian species, populations, and their ecosystems. More recently we have begun to work in the Appalachians on disease and climate change as drivers of distributional changes and declines in salamander biodiversity and abundance. I will describe our work on epidemic disease dynamics in a diverse tropical community, patterns of endemic disease in Illinois, and enigmatic declines of Appalachian salamanders. I will describe the interactions among amphibian hosts (tropical frogs, Illinois amphibians, Appalachian salamanders), chytrid pathogens, and their environments to determine why some species decline, some go extinct, and others are not affected. In addition to the scientific aspects of disease and climate change, I am interested in using social media to communicate science and have become involved with policy issues related to wildlife disease including how they relate to trade.

 

Más información sobre la ponente:
http://biology.umd.edu/karen-lips.htm
http://lipslab.weebly.com/

 

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