The Chytrid Fungus Is Killing Amphibians All Over The World. UNR Biologist Jamie Voyles Wants To Change That
It now appears that some endangered frogs are able to survive the deadly disease. Dr. Jamie Voyles is trying to understand how some species fight to the fungus, while others are killed.
The Dixie Valley Toad lives in one location in the entire world – a small spring-fed wetland near Fallon, Nevada. Ormat Technologies Inc., has proposed a geothermal project in that exact location, threatening to make the toad extinct.