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Brian Gratwicke

Research Scientist / Center for Species Survival

Research Focus

Brian Gratwicke is a conservation biologist at the National Zoo, where he leads the Zoo’s amphibian conservation program to confront global amphibian declines.

Most Recent Publications

Becker, Matthew H., Walke, Jenifer B., Cikanek, Shawna, Savage, Anna E., Mattheus, Nichole, Santiago, Celina N., Minbiole, Kevin P. C., Harris, Reid N., Belden, Lisa K. and Gratwicke, Brian. Composition of symbiotic bacteria predicts survival in Panamanian golden frogs infected with a lethal fungus, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 282 (1805) . 2015.

Becker, Matthew H., Richards-Zawacki, Corinne, Gratwicke, Brian and Belden, Lisa K. The effect of captivity on the cutaneous bacterial community of the critically endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki), Biological Conservation, 176 199-206. 2014.

Cikanek, Shawna J., Nockold, Simon, Brown, Janine L., Carpenter, James W., Estrada, Angie, Guerrel, Jorge, Hope, Katherine, Ibañez, Roberto, Putman, Sarah B. and Gratwicke, Brian. Evaluating Group Housing Strategies for the Ex-Situ Conservation of Harlequin Frogs (Atelopus spp.) Using Behavioral and Physiological Indicators, Plos One, 9 (2) 1-6. 2014.

Küng, Denise, Bigler, Laurent, Davis, Leyla R., Gratwicke, Brian, Griffith, Edgardo and Woodhams, Douglas C. Stability of Microbiota Facilitated by Host Immune Regulation: Informing Probiotic Strategies to Manage Amphibian Disease, Plos One, 9 (1) 1-11. 2014.

Dutton, Adam J., Gratwicke, Brian, Hepburn, Cameron, Herrera, Emilio A. and Macdonald, David W. "Tackling unsustainable wildlife trade". In: Macdonald, David W. and Willis, Katherine J., Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2, pp. 74-91. 2013.

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