Glass Frogs


  • Conservation Is Just As Much About Managing People As It Is About Managing The Species We Are Trying To Protect

    As I hopped onto the boat to measure some fish, I felt a surprising sense of familiarity. The captain asked with a laugh, “Hey, you’re not going to drop any fish, are you? Last time the girl dropped a live one off the boat! I felt so bad for her. She looked like she was going to cry!” At that moment I realized why the boat felt so familiar. I was that girl…I was in training and it was my first boat of live fish… I was MORTIFIED when that happened. Eight months later, there I was, skillfully handling the fish and assuring them that their dinner was not in jeopardy.

  • Can We Prevent a Second Amphibian Pandemic?

    When the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) was first described in 1999, action was not taken rapidly, and a global amphibian pandemic ensued with the declines and extinctions of over 200 frog and salamander species worldwide. With the recent discovery of a second, closely related fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), and its presence in international trade, a second amphibian pandemic is looming.


  1. 2019

    1. Pathogen invasion history elucidates contemporary host pathogen dynamics

      Vance T. Vredenburg, Samuel V. G. McNally, Hasan Sulaeman, Helen M. Butler, Tiffany Yap, Michelle S. Koo, Dirk S. Schmeller, Celeste Dodge, Tina Cheng, Gordon Lau, Cheryl J. Briggs
      PLoS One
    2. A Petition to List the Southern California/Central Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU) of Mountain Lions as Threatened under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA)

      Tiffany Yap, Brendan Cummings, J.P. Rose
      Center for Biological Diversity
  2. 2018

    1. Introduced Bullfrog Facilitates Pathogen Invasion in Western North America

      Yap TA, Koo MS, Ambrose RF, Vredenburg VT (in press)
      PLoS One
    2. Bullfrogs – a Trojan horse for deadly fungus?

      Tiffany Yap, Michelle Koo, Richard Ambrose and Vance T. Vredenburg
      Biomedical Science Journal for Teens
  3. 2017

    1. Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans and the Risk of a Second Amphibian Pandemic

      Yap TA, Nguyen NT, Serr M, Shepack A, Vredenburg VT
  4. 2016

    1. Invasion of the Fungal Pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis on California Islands

      Yap TA, Gillespie L, Ellison S, Flechas SV, Koo MS, Martinez AE, Vredenburg VT
  5. 2015

    1. Averting a North American Biodiversity Crisis

      Yap TA, Koo MS, Ambrose RF, Wake DB, Vredenburg VT (2015)
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