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Personnel

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Professor
Amphibians and ranaviruses

Groups and Facilities


(1 mention)

Wetlands 
Stressors, monitoring, management, and restoration for wetland ecosystems.



(1 mention)

Wildlife Health 
Emerging infectious diseases, including those that travel from animals to humans.


Events

Host & Pathogen Interactions Between Amphibians & Ancient Fungal, 9/22/2015

Politics and Research Behind Pollution, Climate Change, Disease and Amphibian Declines, 4/30/2014

Modeling the dynamics of amphibian chytridiomycosis, 3/19/2014

 

News

Five Things You Didnít Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016

Team to Address Emerging Diseases in Amphibians & Reptiles, 5/26/2015

Video


(8 mentions)

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

Interaction of hydroperiod and ranavirus leading to possible amphibian population declines in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2018.  Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Helen, GA..

Presence of Amplification Hosts Increases Mortality of Syntopic Amphibians by Ranaviral Disease.  Brenes, R., J. T. Hoverman, D. L. Miller, and M. J. Gray.  2017.  Fourth International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Budapest, Hungary.

Interaction of Hydroperiod and Ranavirus Leading to Possible Amphibian Population Declines in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Annual Meeting of the Northeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Pembroke, VA.

Interaction of Hydroperiod and Ranavirus Leading to Possible Amphibian Population Declines in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Fourth International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Budapest, Hungary.

Poor biosecurity could lead to ranavirus outbreaks in amphibian populations.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Annual Meeting of the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Little Rock, AR.

Population Dynamics and Pathogen Prevalence in an Amphibian Breeding Pond in Cades Cove.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Great Smoky Mountains National Park Research Colloquium, Gatlinburg, TN.

Interaction of hydroperiod and ranavirus leading to possible amphibian population declines in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, P. E. Super, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  71st Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Louisville, KY.

Interaction of hydroperiod and ranavirus leading to possible amphibian population declines in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carter, E. D., M. J. Gray, J. A. Spatz, P. E. Super, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Annual Meeting of the Northeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Pembroke, VA.

Investigating amphibian and reptile mortalities: a practical guide for wildlife professionals Duffus, A. L. J., H. M. A. Fenton, M. J. Gray, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Herpetological Review, 48:550-557.

Susceptibility of North American amphibians to the emerging pathogen, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans.  Gray, M. J., E. D. Carter, J. A. Spatz, L. K. Reinert, L. Rollins-Smith, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Paris, TN.

Poor biosecurity could lead to ranavirus outbreaks in amphibian populations.  Gray, M. J., J. A. Spatz, E. D. Carter, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  Fourth International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Budapest, Hungary.

A newly discovered pathogen threatens amphibian biodiversity in the USA.  Gray, M. J., J. P. W. Cusaac, E. D. Carter, J. A. Spatz, D. C. Woodhams, L. Rollins-Smith, L. Reinert, L. A. Williams, B. Reeves, P. Nanjappa, and D. L. Miller.  2017.  71st Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Louisville, KY.