Matt Gray, an associate professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, recently published the first review of the ecology and pathology of amphibian ranaviruses. The article appeared in the international journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. Gray is studying the ecological and evolutionary relationships between this pathogen and its amphibian hosts. He is also studying the influences of humans on wetlands and the management of wetlands for sustainable use.
Ranaviruses have caused mass mortality of amphibians on four continents, with known die-offs occurring as close as Knox County and in Cades Cove of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gray has two book chapters in press, one book chapter published, and seven peer-refereed journal articles with colleagues and students on ranaviral disease.
Gray’s publications can be accessed through Trace, UTK’s digital library, at http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_forepubs/
His department website is http://fwf.ag.utk.edu/personnel/mgray.htm
Miller, D. L., and M. J. Gray. In press. Ranavirus in Anurans: Pathology and conservation. In: Wright, K. M., and B. R. Whitaker, editors. Current Topics in Amphibian Medicine and Husbandry. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida.
Miller, D. L., A. Storfer, and M. J. Gray. In press. Ranavirus in Caudates: Pathology and conservation. In: Wright, K. M., and B. R. Whitaker, editors. Current Topics in Amphibian Medicine and Husbandry. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida.
Miller, D. L., and M. J. Gray. In press. Amphibian decline and mass mortality: The value of visualizing ranavirus in tissue sections. The Veterinary Journal.
Gray, M. J., D. L. Miller, and J. T. Hoverman. 2009. Ecology and pathology of amphibian ranaviruses. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 87:243-266.
Green, D. E., M. J. Gray, and D. L. Miller. 2009. Disease monitoring and biosecurity. Pages 481-505 in: C. K. Dodd, editor. Amphibian Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
Gray, M. J., D. L. Miller, and J. T. Hoverman. 2009. First report of Ranavirus infecting lungless salamanders. Herpetological Review 40:316-319.
Bryan, L. K., C. A. Baldwin, M. J. Gray, and D. L. Miller. 2009. Efficacy of select disinfectants at inactivating Ranavirus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 84:89-94.
Burton, E. C., D. L. Miller, E. L. Styer, and M. J. Gray. 2008. Amphibian ocular malformation associated with Frog virus 3. The Veterinary Journal 174:442-444.
Gray, M. J., D. L. Miller, A. C. Schmutzer, and C. A. Baldwin. 2007. Frog virus 3 prevalence in tadpole populations inhabiting cattle-access and non-access wetlands in Tennessee. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 77:97-103.
Miller, D. L., S. Rajeev, M. J. Gray, and C. A. Baldwin. 2007. Frog virus 3 infection, cultured American bullfrogs. Emerging Infectious Diseases 13:342–343.
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