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A Skin-Eating Fungus Threatens Salamander Species

Doctoral Students Davis Carter and Wesley Sheley will present “A Skin-Eating Fungus Threatens Salamander Species” Friday, October 22 at noon via Zoom.

A recently discovered fungal organism has caused massive die-offs in salamander species in Europe through infecting and damaging their skin. This organism has not yet been identified in North America; however, it is likely only a matter of time. In their presentation, Carter, a doctoral student in the UT Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, along with Wesley Sheley, a doctoral student in comparative and experimental medicine, as well as a doctor of veterinary medicine, will discuss the fungal organism and what scientists are doing to manage the fungus, if (or when) it arrives on our shores.

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The presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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Once registered, you will receive a link to join the lecture.

Friday, October 22, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Science, Sustainability

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students

Website

https://scienceforum.utk.edu/

Group
Science Forum
Department
College of Arts and Sciences
Contact Name

Amanda Womac

Contact Email

scienceforum@utk.edu

Contact Phone

865-974-2992

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