The lab has been busy presenting research at conferences this month. Rachel presented results from her research investigating whether Chytrid avoidance is an innate behavior in the strawberry poison frog at the Animal Behavioral Society meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica, from 20-23 July.
Jon presented his poster on Transmission of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in terrestrial-breeding frogs in andean montane forests at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Spokane from 27-31 July. Alessandro moderated the Amphibian disease session and gave a talk on Why don't diseases fade away: Role of disease-tolerant species in amplifying transmission of chytridiomycosis. Both presentations will also contribute to the First Global Amphibian and Reptile Disease Conference (GARD) in Knoxville from 4-10 August, where Alessandro will also co-author a talk on First evidence of Ranavirus in native and invasive amphibians in Colombia (presented by lead author Vicky Flechas).
Anne presented her research on Sociality and the oral microbiome in prairie voles at the International Society for Behavioral Ecology Congress in Stockholm, Sweden, from 28 July to 2 August. Congrats to all presenters!
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