Project: Risk Assessment of Chytridiomycosis to European amphibian biodiversity.

The RACE team had found that an emerging infectious pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), poses a widespread threat to amphibians in Europe. The disease chytridiomycosis, caused by Bd, was previously undiagnosed and yet had already caused population declines and extinction in amphibians worldwide. The RACE team aimed at: 1. Assessing the risk that this invasive infectious disease poses to European amphibians; and 2. Implementing the first pan-European attempt to mitigate it.

Acronym RACE
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Call Biodiversity: Linking Scientific Advancement to Policy and Practice

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Partner Germany
Joint Research Unit National Center for Scientific Research / University Grenoble Alpes - Laboratory of Alpine Ecology Partner France
Zoological Society of London, Institute of Zoology Partner United Kingdom
National Museum of National Sciences - Department of Biogeography and Global Change Partner Spain
Imperial College London - School of Public Health Coordinator United Kingdom
National Center for Scientific Research - Experimental Ecology Centre of Moulis Partner France