Guilherme Becker

Associate Professor of Biology

Guilherme Becker

Research Summary

Host-microbial interactions, landscape genetics and the ecology of global change stressors. Building models and conducting field and laboratory experiments to understand the biotic and abiotic mechanisms driving wildlife disease dynamics in both tropical and temperate systems.

Huck Graduate Students

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Amphibians Amphibian Chytridiomycota Infection Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis Brazil Skin Infections Pathogen Pathogens Frog Habitats Forests Land Cover Frogs Fungi Virulence Population Habitat Ecosystem Anura Temperature Skin (Animal) Environmental Factors Genetic Variation

Most Recent Papers

Ecology drives patterns of spectral transmission in the ocular lenses of frogs and salamanders

Kate N. Thomas, David J. Gower, Jeffrey W. Streicher, Rayna C. Bell, Matthew K. Fujita, Ryan K. Schott, H. Christoph Liedtke, Célio F.B. Haddad, C. Guilherme Becker, Christian L. Cox, Renato A. Martins, Ron H. Douglas, 2022, Functional Ecology on p. 850-864

Habitat fragmentation in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest is associated with erosion of frog immunogenetic diversity and increased fungal infections

Anat M. Belasen, Kevin R. Amses, Rebecca A. Clemons, C. Guilherme Becker, L. Felipe Toledo, Timothy Y. James, 2022, Immunogenetics

Fungal disease cluster in tropical terrestrial frogs predicted by low rainfall

Diego Moura-Campos, Sasha E. Greenspan, Graziella V. DiRenzo, Wesley J. Neely, Luís Felipe Toledo, C. Guilherme Becker, 2021, Biological Conservation

Co-infecting pathogen lineages have additive effects on host bacterial communities

Daniel Medina, Sasha E. Greenspan, Tamilie Carvalho, C. Guilherme Becker, Luís Felipe Toledo, 2021, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Spatiotemporal adaptive evolution of an MHC immune gene in a frog-fungus disease system

Alexa L. Trujillo, Eric A. Hoffman, C. Guilherme Becker, Anna E. Savage, 2021, Heredity on p. 640-655

Biotic and abiotic determinants of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infections in amphibians of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

Carolina Lambertini, C. Guilherme Becker, Anat M. Belasen, Anyelet Valencia-Aguilar, Carlos Henrique L. Nunes-de-Almeida, Clarisse M. Betancourt-Román, David Rodriguez, Domingos da Silva Leite, Igor S. Oliveira, João Luiz Gasparini, Joice Ruggeri, Tamí Mott, Thomas S. Jenkinson, Timothy Y. James, Kelly R. Zamudio, Luís Felipe Toledo, 2021, Fungal Ecology

Habitat Disturbance Linked with Host Microbiome Dispersion and Bd Dynamics in Temperate Amphibians

Wesley J. Neely, Sasha E. Greenspan, Leigha M. Stahl, Sam D. Heraghty, Vanessa M. Marshall, Carla L. Atkinson, C. Guilherme Becker, 2021, Microbial Ecology

Anthropogenic habitat modification linked to deformities in cururu toads from fernando de noronha

Raoni Rebouças, C. Guilherme Becker, Jamie P. Bacon, Luís Felipe Toledo, 2021, Salamandra on p. 389-399

Skin microbiome correlates with bioclimate and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection intensity in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest treefrogs

Katharina Ruthsatz, Mariana L. Lyra, Carolina Lambertini, Anat M. Belasen, Thomas S. Jenkinson, Domingos da Silva Leite, C. Guilherme Becker, Célio F.B. Haddad, Timothy Y. James, Kelly R. Zamudio, Luís Felipe Toledo, Miguel Vences, 2020, Scientific Reports

Topography, more than land cover, explains genetic diversity in a Neotropical savanna tree frog

Renato C. Nali, C. Guilherme Becker, Kelly R. Zamudio, Cynthia P.A. Prado, 2020, Diversity and Distributions on p. 1798-1812

Most-Cited Papers

Long-term endemism of two highly divergent lineages of the amphibian-killing fungus in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil

D. Rodriguez, C. G. Becker, N. C. Pupin, C. F.B. Haddad, K. R. Zamudio, 2014, Molecular Ecology on p. 774-787

Historical amphibian declines and extinctions in Brazil linked to chytridiomycosis

Tamilie Carvalho, C. Guilherme Becker, Luís Felipe Toledo, 2017, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Disease Risk in Temperate Amphibian Populations Is Higher at Closed-Canopy Sites

C. Guilherme Becker, David Rodriguez, Ana V. Longo, Amanda L. Talaba, Kelly R. Zamudio, 2012, PLoS One

Partitioning the net effect of host diversity on an emerging amphibian pathogen

C. Guilherme Becker, David Rodriguez, L. Felipe Toledo, Ana V. Longo, Carolina Lambertini, Décio T. Corrêa, Domingos S. Leite, Célio F.B. Haddad, Kelly R. Zamudio, 2014, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Linking genetic and environmental factors in amphibian disease risk

Anna E. Savage, Carlos G. Becker, Kelly R. Zamudio, 2015, Evolutionary Applications on p. 560-572

Hybrids of amphibian chytrid show high virulence in native hosts

S. E. Greenspan, C. Lambertini, T. Carvalho, T. Y. James, L. F. Toledo, C. F.B. Haddad, C. G. Becker, 2018, Scientific Reports

Land cover and forest connectivity alter the interactions among host, pathogen and skin microbiome

C. G. Becker, A. V. Longo, C. F.B. Haddad, K. R. Zamudio, 2017, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Variation in phenotype and virulence among enzootic and panzootic amphibian chytrid lineages

C. G. Becker, S. E. Greenspan, K. E. Tracy, J. A. Dash, C. Lambertini, T. S. Jenkinson, D. S. Leite, L. F. Toledo, J. E. Longcore, T. Y. James, K. R. Zamudio, 2017, Fungal Ecology on p. 45-50

Community richness of amphibian skin bacteria correlates with bioclimate at the global scale

Jordan G. Kueneman, Molly C. Bletz, Valerie J. McKenzie, C. Guilherme Becker, Maxwell B. Joseph, Juan G. Abarca, Holly Archer, Ana Lisette Arellano, Arnaud Bataille, Matthew Becker, Lisa K. Belden, Angelica Crottini, Robert Geffers, Célio F.B. Haddad, Reid N. Harris, Whitney M. Holden, Myra Hughey, Michael Jarek, Patrick J. Kearns, Jacob L. Kerby, Jos Kielgast, Atsushi Kurabayashi, Ana V. Longo, Andrew Loudon, Daniel Medina, José J. Nuñez, R. G.Bina Perl, Adrián Pinto-Tomás, Falitiana C.E. Rabemananjara, Eria A. Rebollar, Ariel Rodríguez, Louise Rollins-Smith, Robert Stevenson, Christoph C. Tebbe, Gabriel Vargas Asensio, Bruce Waldman, Jenifer B. Walke, Steven M. Whitfield, Kelly R. Zamudio, Ibrahim Zúñiga Chaves, Douglas C. Woodhams, Miguel Vences, 2019, Nature Ecology and Evolution on p. 381-389

Rarity as an indicator of endangerment in neotropical frogs

Luís Felipe Toledo, C. Guilherme Becker, Célio F.B. Haddad, Kelly R. Zamudio, 2014, Biological Conservation on p. 54-62