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Using occupancy models to understand the distribution of an amphibian pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

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Using occupancy models to understand the distribution of an amphibian pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis; 2010; Article; Journal; Ecological Applications; Adams, M. J.; Chelgren, N. D.; Reinitz, D.; Cole, R. A.; Rachowicz, L. J.; Galvan, S.; Mccreary, B.; Pearl, C. A.; Bailey, L. L.; Bettaso, J.; Bull, E. L.; Matthias, L. E. U.

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Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is a fungal pathogen that is receiving attention around the world for its role in amphibian declines. Study of its occurrence patterns is hampered by false negatives: the failure to detect the pathogen when it is present. Occupancy models are a useful but currently underutilized tool for analyzing detection data when the probability of detecting a species is <1. We use occupancy models to evaluate hypotheses concerning the occurrence and prevalence of B. dendrobatidis and discuss how this application differs from a conventional occupancy approach. We found that the probability of detecting the pathogen, conditional on presence of the pathogen in the anuran population, was related to amphibian development [...]

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