Chytrid Fungus is a disease that has been destroying populations of amphibians all over the world, specifically North and South America and Australia. The 2014-2015 Reptiles and Amphibians team is Emily Cross and Allie Cohen. We are determined to understand the disease and how it affects Reptiles and Amphibians on all continents.
The purpose of studying these populations is because Reptiles and Amphibians are indicator species, which means that they are an early warning system of environmental health. This is due to their sensitivity to air and water pollutants and changes in the environmental condition.
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