Molly Bletz

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Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management

Molly Bletz studies disease ecology, microbial ecology, amphibians, wildlife disease, and decision science.

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Recent Publications

Reframing wildlife disease management problems with decision analysis

McEachran, M. C., Harvey, J. A., Mummah, R. O., Bletz, M. C., Teitelbaum, C. S., Rosenblatt, E., Rudolph, F. J., Arce, F., Yin, S., Prosser, D. J., Mosher, B. A., Mullinax, J. M., DiRenzo, G. V., Couret, J., Runge, M. C., Grant, E. H. C. & Cook, J. D., 2024, (Accepted/In press) In: Conservation Biology.

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Draft genome sequences of 21 Pedobacter strains isolated from amphibian specimens

Zumkeller, C. M., Bletz, M. C., Rakotoarison, A., Sabino-Pinto, J., Reiter, S., Spohn, M., Schwengers, O., Goesmann, A., Vences, M., Mihajlovic, S. & Schäberle, T. F., Apr 2024, In: Microbiology Resource Announcements. 13, 4

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Broad host susceptibility of North American amphibian species to Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans suggests high invasion potential and biodiversity risk

Gray, M. J., Carter, E. D., Piovia-Scott, J., Cusaac, J. P. W., Peterson, A. C., Whetstone, R. D., Hertz, A., Muniz-Torres, A. Y., Bletz, M. C., Woodhams, D. C., Romansic, J. M., Sutton, W. B., Sheley, W., Pessier, A., McCusker, C. D., Wilber, M. Q. & Miller, D. L., Dec 2023, In: Nature communications. 14, 1, 3270.

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One Health Approach to Globalizing, Accelerating, and Focusing Amphibian and Reptile Disease Research—Reflections and Opinions from the First Global Amphibian and Reptile Disease Conference

Gray, M. J., Ossiboff, R. J., Berger, L., Bletz, M. C., Carter, E. D., DeMarchi, J. A., Grayfer, L., Lesbarrères, D., Malagon, D. A., Martel, A., Miller, D. L., Pasmans, F., Skerratt, L. F., Towe, A. E. & Wilber, M. Q., Oct 2023, In: Emerging infectious diseases. 29, 10

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Parental care contributes to vertical transmission of microbes in a skin-feeding and direct-developing caecilian

Kouete, M. T., Bletz, M. C., LaBumbard, B. C., Woodhams, D. C. & Blackburn, D. C., Dec 2023, In: Animal Microbiome. 5, 1, 28.

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Effects of exogenous elevation of corticosterone on immunity and the skin microbiome of eastern newts (Notophthalmus viridescens)

Pereira, K. E., Bletz, M. C., McCartney, J. A., Woodhams, D. C. & Woodley, S. K., Jul 31 2023, In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 378, 1882, 20220120.

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Endemic Lineages of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Are Associated With Reduced Chytridiomycosis-Induced Mortality in Amphibians: Evidence From a Meta-Analysis of Experimental Infection Studies

Belasen, A. M., Russell, I. D., Zamudio, K. R. & Bletz, M. C., Mar 4 2022, In: Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 9, 756686.

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Low microbiome diversity in threatened amphibians from two biodiversity hotspots

Greenspan, S. E., Peloso, P., Fuentes-González, J. A., Bletz, M., Lyra, M. L., Machado, I. F., Martins, R. A., Medina, D., Moura-Campos, D., Neely, W. J., Preuss, J., Sturaro, M. J., Vaz, R. I., Navas, C. A., Toledo, L. F., Tozetti, A. M., Vences, M., Woodhams, D. C., Haddad, C. F. B., Pienaar, J., & 1 othersBecker, C. G., Dec 2022, In: Animal Microbiome. 4, 1, 69.

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An experimental test of disease resistance function in the skin-associated bacterial communities of three tropical amphibian species

Hughey, M. C., Rebollar, E. A., Harris, R. N., Ibáñez, R., Loftus, S. C., House, L. L., Minbiole, K. P. C., Bletz, M. C., Medina, D., Shoemaker, W. R., Swartwout, M. C. & Belden, L. K., Mar 1 2022, In: FEMS microbiology ecology. 98, 3, fiac023.

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Inhibitory Bacterial Diversity and Mucosome Function Differentiate Susceptibility of Appalachian Salamanders to Chytrid Fungal Infection

Jiménez, R. R., Carfagno, A., Linhoff, L., Gratwicke, B., Woodhams, D. C., Chafran, L. S., Bletz, M. C., Bishop, B. & Muletz-Wolz, C. R., Apr 2022, In: Applied and environmental microbiology. 88, 8

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Effects of captivity and rewilding on amphibian skin microbiomes

Kueneman, J., Bletz, M., Becker, M., Gratwicke, B., Garcés, O. A., Hertz, A., Holden, W. M., Ibáñez, R., Loudon, A., McKenzie, V., Parfrey, L., Sheafor, B., Rollins-Smith, L. A., Richards-Zawacki, C., Voyles, J. & Woodhams, D. C., Jul 2022, In: Biological Conservation. 271, 109576.

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Localized carry-over effects of pond drying on survival, growth, and pathogen defenses in amphibians

Le Sage, E. H., Ohmer, M. E. B., LaBumbard, B. C., Altman, K. A., Reinert, L. K., Bednark, J. G., Bletz, M. C., Inman, B., Lindauer, A., McDonnell, N. B., Parker, S. K., Skerlec, S. M., Wantman, T., Rollins-Smith, L. A., Woodhams, D. C., Voyles, J. & Richards-Zawacki, C. L., Sep 2022, In: Ecosphere. 13, 9, e4224.

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Field body temperatures in Malagasy rainforest frogs

Ruthsatz, K., Rakotoarison, A., Razafimampiandra, J. C., Randriamahefa, V. S., Rabemananjara, F. C. E., Rakotondraparany, F., Bletz, M. C. & Vences, M., Jan 14 2022, In: Herpetology Notes. 15, p. 565-578 14 p.

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Trends in ecology and conservation over eight decades

Anderson, S. C., Elsen, P. R., Hughes, B. B., Tonietto, R. K., Bletz, M. C., Gill, D. A., Holgerson, M. A., Kuebbing, S. E., McDonough MacKenzie, C., Meek, M. H. & Veríssimo, D., Jun 2021, In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 19, 5, p. 274-282 9 p.

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Geography, Host Genetics, and Cross-Domain Microbial Networks Structure the Skin Microbiota of Fragmented Brazilian Atlantic Forest Frog Populations

Belasen, A. M., Riolo, M. A., Bletz, M. C., Lyra, M. L., Toledo, L. F. & James, T. Y., Jul 2021, In: Ecology and Evolution. 11, 14, p. 9293-9307 15 p.

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