Molly Bletz
Postdoctoral Fellow
David H Smith Conservation Research Fellow
University of Massachusetts Boston

Research Interests: amphibian conservation, microbial ecology, disease ecology, conservation biology, herpetology 

My main research interests lie at the intersection of microbial ecology, disease ecology and conservation. I am interested in understanding the microbial ecology of host-associated microbiota and the functional role these communities play in pathogen protection, particularly for amphibians. In particular, I am interested in how this basic ecological understanding can be used to inform wildlife conservation efforts around the world. 

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