TitleThe Value of Well-Designed Experiments in Studying Diseases with Special Reference to Amphibians
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBlaustein, AR, Alford, RA, Harris, RN
JournalEcohealth
Volume6
Pagination373-377
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN1612-9202
Abstract

Relatively few studies of amphibian diseases have employed standard ecological experimental designs. We discuss what constitutes a well-designed ecological experiment and encourage their use in disease studies. We illustrate how well-designed experiments can be used to determine the effects of pathogens on amphibians and we illustrate how ancillary information, including that collected using molecular tools, can be used to enhance the value of such experiments.

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DOI10.1007/s10393-009-0266-5