Predicting the Spread of Emerging, Invasive Pathogens – Salamander Chytrid

Species Distribution Models are frequently used for predicting the spread of invasive species; however, few studies evaluate the predictive power of alternative models of spread. Using a model selection framework to compare candidate models for the spread of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, the emerging infectious salamander chytrid, we were able to successfully isolate a single best fit model.

batSlender Salamander from Millard Canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains, CA.

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