|Online Chytrid Survey - RACE|
|Written by ARG UK/RACE|
|Friday, 02 December 2011 23:27|
Online Chytrid Survey
To all amphibian enthusiasts out there - we would like your help with a questionnaire on Chytrid, which is being organised by Race, a pan-European network of scientists who are working to assess the potential risk of Chytrid to European amphibians.
The UK group is based at the Institute of Zoology, and many ARGUK volunteers have worked with Freya Smith collecting samples for the Big Swab. As a part of the European study RACE have put together a questionnaire aimed at different target groups who are associated with amphibians. The questions relate to species/species groups, volumes, husbandry practices and bio-security, as well as personal views on handling wild amphibians. They hope to collect sufficient data to give a perspective on knowledge of chytrid fungus at a regional, national and international level (focus countries: France, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland). They hope that this will also inform EU policy, so the more reliable data the better.
This survey itself is anonymous (the provision of personal/institutional details is optional). Retrieved data will be used exclusively for scientific purposes and will not be circulated. As soon as the study is completed, all data will be erased.
For more information go to: http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=21442