Douglas C Woodhams

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Emerging disease of amphibians cured by elevated body temperature
    Douglas C Woodhams
    School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Dis Aquat Organ 55:65-7. 2003
  2. pmc Stability of microbiota facilitated by host immune regulation: informing probiotic strategies to manage amphibian disease
    Denise Kung
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 9:e87101. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Disease defence through generations: leaf-cutter ants and their symbiotic bacteria
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 80302 0334, USA
    Mol Ecol 22:4141-3. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Immune evasion or avoidance: fungal skin infection linked to reduced defence peptides in Australian green-eyed treefrogs, Litoria serrata
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, N122 Ramaley, 334 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 0334, USA
    Fungal Biol 116:1203-11. 2012
  5. pmc Tolerance of fungal infection in European water frogs exposed to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis after experimental reduction of innate immune defenses
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, Zurich, CH 8057, Switzerland
    BMC Vet Res 8:197. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Treatment of amphibians infected with chytrid fungus: learning from failed trials with itraconazole, antimicrobial peptides, bacteria, and heat therapy
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Dis Aquat Organ 98:11-25. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Chytridiomycosis and amphibian population declines continue to spread eastward in Panama
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Ecohealth 5:268-74. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Life-history trade-offs influence disease in changing climates: strategies of an amphibian pathogen
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Ecology 89:1627-39. 2008
  9. pmc Mitigating amphibian disease: strategies to maintain wild populations and control chytridiomycosis
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Front Zool 8:8. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Amphibian immune defenses against chytridiomycosis: impacts of changing environments
    Louise A Rollins-Smith
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 51:552-62. 2011

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Emerging disease of amphibians cured by elevated body temperature
    Douglas C Woodhams
    School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Dis Aquat Organ 55:65-7. 2003
    ....
  2. pmc Stability of microbiota facilitated by host immune regulation: informing probiotic strategies to manage amphibian disease
    Denise Kung
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 9:e87101. 2014
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Disease defence through generations: leaf-cutter ants and their symbiotic bacteria
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 80302 0334, USA
    Mol Ecol 22:4141-3. 2013
    ..Other fungus-gardening attine species as well as soil and vegetation can harbour Pseudonocardia. However, it was previously unknown how stable the bacterial strain-ant colony association was through the lifetime of the colony. ..
  4. doi request reprint Immune evasion or avoidance: fungal skin infection linked to reduced defence peptides in Australian green-eyed treefrogs, Litoria serrata
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, N122 Ramaley, 334 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 0334, USA
    Fungal Biol 116:1203-11. 2012
    ..Immune evasion therefore may contribute to the pathogenesis of chytridiomycosis and a mechanistic understanding of this fungal strategy may lead to improved methods of disease control...
  5. pmc Tolerance of fungal infection in European water frogs exposed to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis after experimental reduction of innate immune defenses
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, Zurich, CH 8057, Switzerland
    BMC Vet Res 8:197. 2012
    ..lessonae) collected in the field with their natural microbiota intact were exposed to Bd after experimental reduction of microbiota, skin peptides, both, or neither to determine the relative contributions of these defenses...
  6. doi request reprint Treatment of amphibians infected with chytrid fungus: learning from failed trials with itraconazole, antimicrobial peptides, bacteria, and heat therapy
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Dis Aquat Organ 98:11-25. 2012
    ..Learning from 'failed treatments' is essential for the timely achievement of conservation goals and one of the primary aims for a publicly accessible treatment database under development...
  7. doi request reprint Chytridiomycosis and amphibian population declines continue to spread eastward in Panama
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Ecohealth 5:268-74. 2008
    ..Therefore, development of new management strategies and increased precautions for tourism, recreation, and biology are urgently needed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Life-history trade-offs influence disease in changing climates: strategies of an amphibian pathogen
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Ecology 89:1627-39. 2008
    ..These results demonstrate that B. dendrobatidis populations can grow at high rates across a broad range of environmental temperatures and help to explain why it is so successful in cold montane environments...
  9. pmc Mitigating amphibian disease: strategies to maintain wild populations and control chytridiomycosis
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Front Zool 8:8. 2011
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  10. doi request reprint Amphibian immune defenses against chytridiomycosis: impacts of changing environments
    Louise A Rollins-Smith
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 51:552-62. 2011
    ..We also briefly review what is known about the impacts of temperature, environmental chemicals, and stress on the host-pathogen interactions and suggest future directions for research...
  11. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial peptide defenses of the mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa)
    Louise A Rollins-Smith
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University, A 5301 Medical Center North, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Dev Comp Immunol 30:831-42. 2006
    ..dendrobatidis in nature. Possible differences in the antimicrobial peptide repertoires and life history traits of the two species that may account for differences in susceptibility are discussed...
  12. pmc Immune defenses against Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a fungus linked to global amphibian declines, in the South African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis
    Jeremy P Ramsey
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, A 5301 Medical Center North, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Infect Immun 78:3981-92. 2010
    ..dendrobatidis. These data strongly suggest that both innate and adaptive immune defenses are involved in the resistance of X. laevis to lethal B. dendrobatidis infections...
  13. ncbi request reprint Predicted disease susceptibility in a Panamanian amphibian assemblage based on skin peptide defenses
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University, A5301 Medical Center North, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    J Wildl Dis 42:207-18. 2006
    ..This supports the hypothesis that B. dendrobatidis is a generalist pathogen and that species possessing an innate immunologic defense at the time of disease emergence are more likely to survive...
  14. ncbi request reprint The amphibian skin-associated microbiome across species, space and life history stages
    Jordan G Kueneman
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Ramaley N 122, UCB 334, Boulder, CO, 80309, USA
    Mol Ecol 23:1238-50. 2014
    ....
  15. pmc Interacting symbionts and immunity in the amphibian skin mucosome predict disease risk and probiotic effectiveness
    Douglas C Woodhams
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e96375. 2014
    ..This nonlethal management tool can be used to optimize and quickly assess the relative benefits of probiotic therapies under different climatic, microbial, or host conditions. ..
  16. doi request reprint Sink or swim: a test of tadpole behavioral responses to predator cues and potential alarm pheromones from skin secretions
    Nino Maag
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 198:841-6. 2012
    ..Comparative behavioral physiology of amphibian alarm responses may elucidate functional trade-offs in pheromone production and the evolution of chemical communication...