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1.

Spinal arthritis in invasive cane toads is linked to rate of dispersal as well as to latitude.

Brown GP, Schwarzkopf L, Alford RA, Bower D, Shine R.

Sci Rep. 2019 Sep 27;9(1):13965. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-50314-w.

2.

The return of the frogs: The importance of habitat refugia in maintaining diversity during a disease outbreak.

McKnight DT, Lal MM, Bower DS, Schwarzkopf L, Alford RA, Zenger KR.

Mol Ecol. 2019 Jun;28(11):2731-2745. doi: 10.1111/mec.15108. Epub 2019 Jun 23.

PMID:
31013393
3.

Disentangling causes of seasonal infection prevalence patterns: tropical tadpoles and chytridiomycosis as a model system.

Sapsford SJ, Alford RA, Schwarzkopf L.

Dis Aquat Organ. 2018 Sep 10;130(2):83-93. doi: 10.3354/dao03269.

PMID:
30198484
4.

Spinal arthritis in cane toads across the Australian landscape.

Bower DS, Yasumiba K, Trumbo DR, Alford RA, Schwarzkopf L.

Sci Rep. 2018 Aug 20;8(1):12458. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-30099-0.

5.

Increased Numbers of Culturable Inhibitory Bacterial Taxa May Mitigate the Effects of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Australian Wet Tropics Frogs.

Bell SC, Garland S, Alford RA.

Front Microbiol. 2018 Jul 18;9:1604. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01604. eCollection 2018.

6.

Fighting an uphill battle: the recovery of frogs in Australia's Wet Tropics.

McKnight DT, Alford RA, Hoskin CJ, Schwarzkopf L, Greenspan SE, Zenger KR, Bower DS.

Ecology. 2017 Dec;98(12):3221-3223. doi: 10.1002/ecy.2019. Epub 2017 Nov 15. No abstract available.

PMID:
29141097
7.

White blood cell profiles in amphibians help to explain disease susceptibility following temperature shifts.

Greenspan SE, Bower DS, Webb RJ, Berger L, Rudd D, Schwarzkopf L, Alford RA.

Dev Comp Immunol. 2017 Dec;77:280-286. doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2017.08.018. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

PMID:
28870450
8.

Infection increases vulnerability to climate change via effects on host thermal tolerance.

Greenspan SE, Bower DS, Roznik EA, Pike DA, Marantelli G, Alford RA, Schwarzkopf L, Scheffers BR.

Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 24;7(1):9349. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-09950-3.

9.

Using a Bayesian network to clarify areas requiring research in a host-pathogen system.

Bower DS, Mengersen K, Alford RA, Schwarzkopf L.

Conserv Biol. 2017 Dec;31(6):1373-1382. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12950. Epub 2017 Aug 10.

PMID:
28464282
10.

Robust calling performance in frogs infected by a deadly fungal pathogen.

Greenspan SE, Roznik EA, Schwarzkopf L, Alford RA, Pike DA.

Ecol Evol. 2016 Jul 27;6(16):5964-72. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2256. eCollection 2016 Aug.

11.

Mixed population genomics support for the central marginal hypothesis across the invasive range of the cane toad (Rhinella marina) in Australia.

Trumbo DR, Epstein B, Hohenlohe PA, Alford RA, Schwarzkopf L, Storfer A.

Mol Ecol. 2016 Sep;25(17):4161-76. doi: 10.1111/mec.13754. Epub 2016 Aug 8.

12.

Rapid differentiation of sexual signals in invasive toads: call variation among populations.

Yasumiba K, Duffy RL, Parsons SA, Alford RA, Schwarzkopf L.

Sci Rep. 2016 Jun 22;6:28158. doi: 10.1038/srep28158.

13.

Natural disturbance reduces disease risk in endangered rainforest frog populations.

Roznik EA, Sapsford SJ, Pike DA, Schwarzkopf L, Alford RA.

Sci Rep. 2015 Aug 21;5:13472. doi: 10.1038/srep13472.

14.

Infection dynamics in frog populations with different histories of decline caused by a deadly disease.

Sapsford SJ, Voordouw MJ, Alford RA, Schwarzkopf L.

Oecologia. 2015 Dec;179(4):1099-110. doi: 10.1007/s00442-015-3422-3. Epub 2015 Aug 21.

PMID:
26293680
15.

Patterns of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis transmission between tadpoles in a high-elevation rainforest stream in tropical Australia.

Hagman M, Alford RA.

Dis Aquat Organ. 2015 Aug 20;115(3):213-21. doi: 10.3354/dao02898.

PMID:
26290506
16.

Condition-dependent reproductive effort in frogs infected by a widespread pathogen.

Roznik EA, Sapsford SJ, Pike DA, Schwarzkopf L, Alford RA.

Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Jul 7;282(1810). pii: 20150694. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0694.

17.

Seasonal Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Rainforest Frog (Litoria rheocola) Threatened by Disease.

Roznik EA, Alford RA.

PLoS One. 2015 May 19;10(5):e0127851. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127851. eCollection 2015.

18.

Testing the relationship between human occupancy in the landscape and tadpole developmental stress.

Eterovick PC, Bar LF, Souza JB, Castro JF, Leite FS, Alford RA.

PLoS One. 2015 Mar 20;10(3):e0120172. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120172. eCollection 2015.

19.

Host-specific thermal profiles affect fitness of a widespread pathogen.

Stevenson LA, Roznik EA, Alford RA, Pike DA.

Ecol Evol. 2014 Nov;4(21):4053-64. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1271. Epub 2014 Oct 3.

20.

Experimental evolution alters the rate and temporal pattern of population growth in Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a lethal fungal pathogen of amphibians.

Voyles J, Johnson LR, Briggs CJ, Cashins SD, Alford RA, Berger L, Skerratt LF, Speare R, Rosenblum EB.

Ecol Evol. 2014 Sep;4(18):3633-41. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1199. Epub 2014 Sep 3.

21.

Using pairs of physiological models to estimate temporal variation in amphibian body temperature.

Roznik EA, Alford RA.

J Therm Biol. 2014 Oct;45:22-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2014.07.005. Epub 2014 Jul 30.

PMID:
25436947
22.

Intermittent pool beds are permanent cyclic habitats with distinct wet, moist and dry phases.

Dell AI, Alford RA, Pearson RG.

PLoS One. 2014 Sep 22;9(9):e108203. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108203. eCollection 2014.

23.

Cool temperatures reduce antifungal activity of symbiotic bacteria of threatened amphibians--implications for disease management and patterns of decline.

Daskin JH, Bell SC, Schwarzkopf L, Alford RA.

PLoS One. 2014 Jun 18;9(6):e100378. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100378. eCollection 2014.

24.

Elevation, temperature, and aquatic connectivity all influence the infection dynamics of the amphibian chytrid fungus in adult frogs.

Sapsford SJ, Alford RA, Schwarzkopf L.

PLoS One. 2013 Dec 4;8(12):e82425. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082425. eCollection 2013.

25.

Variation in thermal performance of a widespread pathogen, the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.

Stevenson LA, Alford RA, Bell SC, Roznik EA, Berger L, Pike DA.

PLoS One. 2013 Sep 4;8(9):e73830. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073830. eCollection 2013.

26.

Hot bodies protect amphibians against chytrid infection in nature.

Rowley JJ, Alford RA.

Sci Rep. 2013;3:1515. doi: 10.1038/srep01515.

27.

Screening bacterial metabolites for inhibitory effects against Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis using a spectrophotometric assay.

Bell SC, Alford RA, Garland S, Padilla G, Thomas AD.

Dis Aquat Organ. 2013 Mar 13;103(1):77-85. doi: 10.3354/dao02560.

28.

There is no evidence for a temporal link between pathogen arrival and frog extinctions in north-eastern Australia.

Phillips BL, Puschendorf R, Vanderwal J, Alford RA.

PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e52502. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052502. Epub 2012 Dec 27.

29.

Immune evasion or avoidance: fungal skin infection linked to reduced defence peptides in Australian green-eyed treefrogs, Litoria serrata.

Woodhams DC, Bell SC, Kenyon N, Alford RA, Rollins-Smith LA.

Fungal Biol. 2012 Dec;116(12):1203-11. doi: 10.1016/j.funbio.2012.10.005. Epub 2012 Nov 10.

PMID:
23245614
30.

Temperature alters reproductive life history patterns in Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a lethal pathogen associated with the global loss of amphibians.

Voyles J, Johnson LR, Briggs CJ, Cashins SD, Alford RA, Berger L, Skerratt LF, Speare R, Rosenblum EB.

Ecol Evol. 2012 Sep;2(9):2241-9. doi: 10.1002/ece3.334. Epub 2012 Aug 4.

31.

Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection is extremely low in direct-developing Australian microhylids.

Hauselberger KF, Alford RA.

Dis Aquat Organ. 2012 Sep 12;100(3):191-200. doi: 10.3354/dao02494.

32.

Ontogenetic shifts in a prey's chemical defences influence feeding responses of a snake predator.

Llewelyn J, Bell K, Schwarzkopf L, Alford RA, Shine R.

Oecologia. 2012 Aug;169(4):965-73. doi: 10.1007/s00442-012-2268-1.

PMID:
22302513
33.

Context-dependent symbioses and their potential roles in wildlife diseases.

Daskin JH, Alford RA.

Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Apr 22;279(1733):1457-65. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.2276. Epub 2012 Jan 11. Review.

34.

Ecology: Bleak future for amphibians.

Alford RA.

Nature. 2011 Dec 21;480(7378):461-2. doi: 10.1038/480461a. No abstract available.

PMID:
22193094
35.

Short-term exposure to warm microhabitats could explain amphibian persistence with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.

Daskin JH, Alford RA, Puschendorf R.

PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e26215. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026215. Epub 2011 Oct 18.

36.

Environmental refuge from disease-driven amphibian extinction.

Puschendorf R, Hoskin CJ, Cashins SD, McDonald K, Skerratt LF, Vanderwal J, Alford RA.

Conserv Biol. 2011 Oct;25(5):956-64. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01728.x.

PMID:
21902719
37.

The value of well-designed experiments in studying diseases with special reference to amphibians.

Blaustein AR, Alford RA, Harris RN.

Ecohealth. 2009 Sep;6(3):373-7. doi: 10.1007/s10393-009-0266-5. Epub 2009 Dec 29.

PMID:
20039096
38.

Pathogenesis of chytridiomycosis, a cause of catastrophic amphibian declines.

Voyles J, Young S, Berger L, Campbell C, Voyles WF, Dinudom A, Cook D, Webb R, Alford RA, Skerratt LF, Speare R.

Science. 2009 Oct 23;326(5952):582-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1176765.

39.

Locomotor performance in an invasive species: cane toads from the invasion front have greater endurance, but not speed, compared to conspecifics from a long-colonised area.

Llewelyn J, Phillips BL, Alford RA, Schwarzkopf L, Shine R.

Oecologia. 2010 Feb;162(2):343-8. doi: 10.1007/s00442-009-1471-1. Epub 2009 Oct 16.

PMID:
19841946
40.

Addition of antifungal skin bacteria to salamanders ameliorates the effects of chytridiomycosis.

Harris RN, Lauer A, Simon MA, Banning JL, Alford RA.

Dis Aquat Organ. 2009 Jan 28;83(1):11-6. doi: 10.3354/dao02004.

42.

Impact of the invasive cane toad (Bufo marinus) on an Australian frog (Opisthodon ornatus) depends on minor variation in reproductive timing.

Crossland MR, Alford RA, Shine R.

Oecologia. 2009 Jan;158(4):625-32. doi: 10.1007/s00442-008-1167-y. Epub 2008 Oct 14.

PMID:
18853191
43.

Self-made shelters protect spiders from predation.

Manicom C, Schwarzkopf L, Alford RA, Schoener TW.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Sep 30;105(39):14903-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0807107105. Epub 2008 Sep 4.

44.

Sodium hypochlorite denatures the DNA of the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.

Cashins SD, Skerratt LF, Alford RA.

Dis Aquat Organ. 2008 Jun 19;80(1):63-7. doi: 10.3354/dao01919.

45.

Life-history trade-offs influence disease in changing climates: strategies of an amphibian pathogen.

Woodhams DC, Alford RA, Briggs CJ, Johnson M, Rollins-Smith LA.

Ecology. 2008 Jun;89(6):1627-39.

PMID:
18589527
46.

Survey for the amphibian chytrid Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Hong Kong in native amphibians and in the international amphibian trade.

Rowley JJ, Chan SK, Tang WS, Speare R, Skerratt LF, Alford RA, Cheung KS, Ho CY, Campbell R.

Dis Aquat Organ. 2007 Dec 13;78(2):87-95. doi: 10.3354/dao01861.

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48.

Ecology: global warming and amphibian losses.

Alford RA, Bradfield KS, Richards SJ.

Nature. 2007 May 31;447(7144):E3-4; discussion E5-6.

PMID:
17538571
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50.

Niche breadth and geographical range: ecological compensation for geographical rarity in rainforest frogs.

Williams YM, Williams SE, Alford RA, Waycott M, Johnson CN.

Biol Lett. 2006 Dec 22;2(4):532-5.

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