Position 1 The fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) causes the disease Chytridiomycosis and is believed to be one of the major causes for recent global declines of amphibians. Bd was first found in Sweden in 2011. This position is aimed at elucidating the relationship between Bd infection and fitness in natural populations of Swedish amphibians. The main objective is to determine the extent of Bd infection in Swedish amphibians and experimentally study how resistance differs among amphibian species and populations. The position is jointly funded by the research council Formas and Uppsala University. Position 2 The project focuses on local adaptation at different spatial scales, the role of a key candidate gene in adaptation and how different selective agen

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