The amphibian chytrid fungus has been directly attributed to the decline or extinction of more than 500 frog, toad and salamander species globally. Recent work has suggested that skin shedding (sloughing) frequency may play a role in determining whether a species is susceptible to chytrid infection or not.

This project will explore the relationship between sloughing frequency, body size and chytrid susceptibility in several species of Australian frogs.

Supervisor: Professor Craig Franklin