Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles
Mosher, BA, KP Huyvaert, T Chestnut, JL Kerby, JD Madison, LL Bailey. 2017. Design- and model-based recommendations for detecting and quantifying an amphibian pathogen in environmental samples. Ecology and Evolution 7:10952-10962.
Iwanowicz, DD, WB Schill, DH Olson, MJ Adams, C Densmore, RS Cornman, C Adams, C Figiel Jr., CW Anderson AR Blaustein, T Chestnut*. 2017. Potential concerns with analytical methods used for the detection of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans from archived DNA of amphibian swab samples, Oregon, USA. Herpetological Review 48: 352–355. *corresponding author
Lewis, JC, T Chestnut, JI Ransom, and D Werntz. 2017. Cascades fisher reintroduction project: Progress report for December 2015 to March 2017. Natural Resource Report NPS/PWR/NRR—2017/1486. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Battaglin, WA, KL Smalling, C Anderson, D Calhoun, T Chestnut, E Muths. 2016. Potential interactions among disease, pesticides, water quality and adjacent land cover in amphibian habitats in the United States. Science of the Total Environment 2016: 320-332.
Olson, DH and T Chestnut. 2014. Trouble in the aquatic world: how wildlife professionals are battling amphibian declines. The Wildlife Professional. Winter:28-31. FrogLog 23:25-27.
T Chestnut, CW Anderson, R Popa, M Voytek, DH Olson, J Kirshtein. 2014. Heterogeneous occupancy and density estimates of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in waters of North America. PLoS ONE 9 (9):e10679.
Reshetnikov, AR, T Chestnut, JL Brunner, K Charles, EE Nebergall, DH Olson. 2014. Detection of the emerging amphibian pathogens Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Ranavirus in Russian amphibians. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 110:235-240.
Gervasi, SS, J Urbina, J Hua, T Chestnut, RA Relyea and AR Blaustein. 2013. Experimental evidence for American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) susceptibility to chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis). EcoHealth 10:166-177.
Chestnut, T, J Johnson and RS Wagner. 2008. Results of amphibian chytrid sampling in Denali National
Park, Alaska, USA. Herpetological Review 39:202‐204.
Chestnut, T, EM Lund, J Johnson and RS Wagner. 2007. Detecting a deadly amphibian disease: Are
park visitors inadvertent vectors? Northwestern Naturalist 88(2).
Johnson J, T Chestnut and RS Wagner. 2007. Synergistic interactions among a herbicide and
amphibian pathogens: a potential evolutionary arms race. Northwestern Naturalist 88(2).
Chestnut, T and CM Crisafulli. 2006. Sexual selection and mating pattern variability in the western
toad (Bufo boreas). Northwestern Naturalist 87(2).
Chestnut, T and CM Crisafulli. 2005. Seizing the moment: Mate selection of western toads (Bufo boreas) in the southern Washington Cascades. Northwestern Naturalist 86(2).
Selected Workshops & Invited Lectures
Mount Rainier National Park: An Icon on the horizon. Field trip highlighting current research and opportunities. Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR
Is the sky falling or is there an elephant in the room? Perspectives on how fungal diseases influence communities and population dynamics. University of Washington , SEFS Wildlife Seminar.
Sampling for Species Using Environmental DNA (eDNA): Applications, Methods, and Analysis. One-day professional workshop, Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, MD; Co-taught with Dr. Stephen Spear, Orianne Society; Dr. Anna McKee, USGS and Todd Pierson, University of Tennessee. Storify
The ecology of the pathogenic amphibian chytrid fungus in wetlands: teasing out the role of water quality and limnology on its detection outside of hosts. USGS Water Quality Seminar Series WebEx, Reston, VA
Assessing the Probability of Species Occurrence using Occupancy Modeling One-day professional workshop, Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, Portland, OR; Co-taught with Dr. Mike Adams, USGS
Occupancy Modeling: Applications in conservation biology. Invited lecture and lab, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
Panic, Pandemics and Poisons: Ubiquitous Wildlife Diseases & Toxics. Coordinated one-day professional workshop, Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, Victoria, BC.
Amphibian Disease Diagnostics Coordinated one‐day professional workshop with interactive lab component, Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, Olympia, WA.
Cultural competence in conservation biology: a case study by the Washington Cascades Fisher Restoration Team. Contributed talk, The Wildlife Society/Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, Portland, OR
Environmental DNA: Medicine or snake oil? Concerns about analytical methods for amphibian diseases and recommendations to improve detection and quantification. The Wildlife Society/Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, Portland, OR
Implementation of bat monitoring and white-nose syndrome surveillance in the North Coast Cascades Network in response to disease detection in western Washington. The Wildlife Society/Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, Portland, OR
Status and trends of Cascade Red Fox in Mount Rainier National Park. Washington Chapter The Wildlife Society, Yakima, WA
Restoring a Species Lost: an update on the Washington Cascade Fisher Project. Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology & North Coast Chapter The Wildlife Society, Arcata, CA
Patterns and processes related to amphibian chytrid fungi detection in lentic systems. Society for Freshwater Science, Sacramento, CA
Reintroducing fisher to Cascadia: An endangered species success story. Mount St Helens Institute, Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA
Spatial and temporal patterns in occupancy and density of the pathogenic amphibian fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, in waters of North America. Ecological Society of America, Sacramento, CA
The Red Queen in the Arctic Arms Race: Resilience of cold tolerant amphibians to a pathogen and response to climate change. USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK
The ecology of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in amphibian habitats outside of hosts. The Wildlife Society, Gleneden Beach, OR
Chytrid fungus and current-use pesticides in water and sediment in amphibian habitat in North America. American Water Resources Association, Albuquerque, NM
Detecting a deadly amphibian disease: Are park visitors inadvertent vectors? Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology/NW Scientific Association, Victoria, BC
Sexual selection and mating pattern variability in the western toad (Bufo boreas). Society for NW Vertebrate Biology/ The Wildlife Society, Olympia, WA.