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Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Professor
Amphibians and ranaviruses

 

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Ranavirus Amphibians 
A killer virus is attacking amphibians native to the Smoky Mountains. Our researcher's are studying the impact of the virus, and looking to help the species most vulnerable.


 

Recent Publications

Prevalence of ranavirus and Bd in hellbender populations in Tennessee and Arkansas.  Hardman, R. H., W. B. Sutton, D. McGinnity, K. J. Irwin, S. Reinsch, B. Fitzpatrick, P. Colclough, M. J. Souza, M. Freake, M. J. Gray, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Southeastern Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Little Rock, Arkansas, Feb, 2017.

Prevalence of ranavirus and Bd in hellbender populations in Tennessee and Arkansas.  Hardman, R. H., W. B. Sutton, D. McGinnity, K. J. Irwin, S. Reinsch, B. Fitzpatrick, P. Colclough, M. J. Souza, M. Freake, M. J. Gray, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Tennessee-TWS, Feb 2017.

Water temperature affects susceptibility to ranavirus Brand, M., R. D. Hill, R. Brenes, J. C. Chaney, B. Wilkes, L. Grayfer, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2016.  EcoHealth, 13:350-359.

Ranavirus could facilitate local extinction of rare amphibian species Earl, J. E., J. C. Chaney, W. B. Sutton, C. E. Lillard, A. J. Kouba, C. Langhorne, J. Krebs, B. Wilkes, R. D. Hill, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2016.  Oecologia, DOI 10.1007/s00442-016-3682-6.

From Chinese giant salamanders to Mississippi gopher frogs: the threat of ranaviruses to global biodiversity.  Gray, M. J.  2016.  Eighth World Congress of Herpetology, Hangzhou, China.

Role of ranavirus in eastern hellbender declines.  Miller, D. L., C. E. Lillard, J. L. Howard, J. A. Spatz, E. D. Carter, R. P. Wilkes, L. Rollins-Smith, B. Reeves, D. McGinnity, S. Reinsch, and M. J. Gray.  2016.  International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, Cortland, New York, USA.

Concurrent Phaeohyphomycosis and Ranavirus Infection in an Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina).  Perpinan, D., U. Blas-Machado, S. Sanchez, and D. L. Miller.  2016.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

Revealing ranaviruses within the tissues: an immunohistochemical study.  Balseiro, A., D. L. Miller, T. B. Waltzek, and M. J. Gray.  2015.  Third International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Gainesville, FL.

First report of ranavirus and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in green salamanders (Aneides aenus) from Virginia, USA Blackburn, M., J. Wayland, W. H. Smith, J. H. McKenna, M. Harry, M. K. Hamed, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2015.  Herpetological Review, 46:357-361.

Ranavirus ecology and evolution: from epidemiology to extinction Brunner, J. L., A. Storfer, M. J. Gray, and J. T. Hoverman.  2015.  Springer, pp. 71-104.

Rapid transmission of ranavirus and disease progression within an amphibian species but not between species.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2015.  Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Herpetological Society, Savannah, TN.

Phylogeography of frog virus 3 in North America. Third International Symposium on Ranaviruses.  Claytor, S. C., J. L. Brunner, M. J. Gray, V. G. Chinchar, G. Glenney, A. Johnson, J. Wellehan, T. Azarian, M. Salemi, N. Steckler, and T. B. Waltzek.  2015.  Third International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Gainesville, FL.