Glass Frogs

Posts

  • California Newts and K-Pop - a music video bridging two worlds

  • Santa Clara County Must Make Alma Bridge Road Safer for Wildlife

    Just a 10-minute drive from Los Gatos, hikers, cyclists and rowing club members flock to Lexington Reservoir County Park’s trails and beautiful scenery. Visitors come to enjoy open space that we share with native wildlife and plants.

  • 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.

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Publications

  1. 2021

    1. Social behavior, community composition, pathogen strain, and host symbionts influence fungal disease dynamics in salamanders

      Cowgill M, Zink A, Sparagon W, Yap TA, Sulaeman H, Koo MS, Vredenburg VT (in press)
      Frontiers in Veterinary Science
    2. California Connections: How Wildlife Connectivity Can Fight Extinction and Protect Public Safety

      Yap TA, Rose JP, Anderson I, Prabhala A
      Center for Biological Diversity
    3. Built to Burn: California's Wildlands Developments are Playing With Fire

      Yap TA, Rose JP, Broderick P, Prabhala A
      Center for Biological Diversity
  2. 2019

    1. Pathogen invasion history elucidates contemporary host pathogen dynamics

      Vredenburg VT, McNally SVG, Sulaeman H, Butler H, Yap TA, Koo MS, Schmeller DS, Dodge C, Cheng T, Lau G, Briggs CJ
      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)

      Yap TA, Cummings B, Rose JP
      Center for Biological Diversity
  3. 2018

    1. Introduced Bullfrog Facilitates Pathogen Invasion in Western North America

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

      Yap TA, Koo MS, Ambrose RF, Vredenburg VT
      Biomedical Science Journal for Teens
  4. 2017

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

      Yap TA, Nguyen NT, Serr M, Shepack A, Vredenburg VT
      EcoHealth
  5. 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
      EcoHealth
  6. 2015

    1. Averting a North American Biodiversity Crisis

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