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dc.contributor.authorScheele, Ben C
dc.contributor.authorHollanders, Matthijs
dc.contributor.authorHoffmann, Emily P
dc.contributor.authorNewell, David A
dc.contributor.authorLindenmayer, David B
dc.contributor.authorMcFadden, Michael
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Deon J
dc.contributor.authorGrogan, Laura F
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-27T03:57:44Z
dc.date.available2021-09-27T03:57:44Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2578-4854
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/csp2.524
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/408409
dc.description.abstractEmerging infectious diseases are an increasingly prominent threat to biodiversity. However, traditional methods in conservation generally have limited efficacy in the face of disease threats. Ironically, although unintentional human movement of species has facilitated the spread of pathogens, intentional conservation translocations are a promising approach to combatting disease threats under certain circumstances. Here, we summarize two decades of published literature on translocations of Australian frogs threatened by chytridiomycosis—a fungal disease that has caused amphibian declines and extinctions globally. We identify key motivations, considerations, and factors associated with outcomes, including the role of chytridiomycosis in failures. In an effort to improve success, we then propose a conceptual framework for determining when conservation translocations may be both feasible and beneficial, with a focus on understanding mechanisms favoring host persistence. Lastly, we build on our findings from the review and the conceptual framework to develop a set of recommendations to guide practitioners aiming to translocate amphibians as a conservation strategy in the face of chytridiomycosis. Although diseases pose a unique set of challenges for managing declining species in the wild, we argue that progress is likely with careful and well-informed adaptive management experiments to refine reintroduction and translocation efforts.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofjournalConservation Science and Practice
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchConservation and biodiversity
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode410401
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsadaptive management
dc.titleConservation translocations for amphibian species threatened by chytrid fungus: A review, conceptual framework, and recommendations
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationScheele, BC; Hollanders, M; Hoffmann, EP; Newell, DA; Lindenmayer, DB; McFadden, M; Gilbert, DJ; Grogan, LF, Conservation translocations for amphibian species threatened by chytrid fungus: A review, conceptual framework, and recommendations, Conservation Science and Practice, 2021
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2021-09-17T00:20:21Z
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gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.
gro.rights.copyright© 2021 The Authors. Conservation Science and Practice published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of Society for Conservation Biology. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providedthe original work is properly cited
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gro.griffith.authorLindenmayer, David
gro.griffith.authorGrogan, Laura F.


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