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Skin Devouring Fungus: The Next Threat to Salamanders and to Biodiversity

Matt Gray, professor and associate director of the Center for Wildlife Health at the UT Institute of Agriculture, will present "Skin Devouring Fungus: The Next Threat to Salamanders and to Biodiversity" Friday, March 29.

A new skin-eating fungus (Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, abbreviated Bsal) is killing salamanders across Europe and could enter the United States through unregulated international trade. Estimates from UT research suggest that up to 60 salamander species in the United States. could be lost if Bsal is introduced, which would be the greatest loss to biodiversity in modern times.

The UT Science Forum takes place in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. To request a pass, please visit our website at

Friday, March 29 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, A
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way

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