A new review paper that I was part of is now published. Stephen Price really led this effort and produced some very cool figures. Take a look! It is a nice global overview of the impacts of ranaviruses on their hosts.
Price, S. J., E. Ariel, A. Maclaine, G. M. Rosa, M. J. Gray, J. L. Brunner, and T. W. J. Garner. 2017. From fish to frogs and beyond: Impact and host range of emergent ranaviruses. Virology 511:272-279.
Brunner, J. L., L. Beaty, A. Guitard, and D. Russel. 2017. Heterogeneities in the infection process drive ranavirus transmission. Ecology 98:576-582.
We finally published our first mesocosm transmission study. This was a long time in coming. The experiment was actually conducted in 2010, right before my son was born and we moved to WSU and oh so many things happened. Samples were screwed up, data were lost. Then making sense of the messy data. On and on it went for years! But thankfully, my wonderful crew of undergraduate assistants—now grad students and professionals—and coauthors never gave up on me. And here it is! Plus, it’s a pretty cool story about what controls transmission!