Jaime Bosch

Científico Titular (CSIC)

Unidad Mixta de Investigación en Biodiversidad
Universidad de Oviedo, Campus de Mieres
Edificio de Investigación – 5ª planta
c/ Gonzalo Gutiérrez Quirós s/n
33600 Mieres, Asturias
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Historial académico

  • 2006 – present. Tenured scientist – Científico Titular CSIC – National Museum of Natural Sciences-CSIC, Madrid
  • 2001 – 2006. Ramón y Cajal fellow at National Museum of Natural Sciences-CSIC, Madrid
  • 1999 – 2001. Postdoctoral fellow at National Museum of Natural Sciences-CSIC, Madrid
  • 1997 – 1999. Postdoctoral fellow at University of Texas, USA
  • 1993 – 1995. PhD fellow at National Museum of Natural Sciences-CSIC, Madrid
  • 1991. Degree in Biology at Complutense University of Madrid

Líneas de investigación

My research focuses broadly on the conservation and ecology of amphibians. My previous research interests include sexual selection on anuran amphibians by using bioacoustical tools. Currently I am interested in determining the biological and environmental factors that are driving introduced predators and emerging infection diseases on amphibians. Since 1999 I have been working on the chytrid fungus responsible for severe disease, mass-mortality and declines in european amphibians, and more recently on the emergence of ranaviruses in Spain including spatial epidemiology. I mainly use field-based experimental and comparative approaches, but also additional lab experiments, to investigate how amphibian pathogens incur costs in hosts and persist in the environment. I work with several collaborators forming a consortium of European researchers focused on developing mechanistic, statistical and animal-based models to develop new methods to control emerging infection diseases on amphibians. Working closely with environment managers we have achieved to remove introduced predators and pathogens from nature and to breed threatened amphibians in captivity for reintroduction and reinforcement of endangered populations.

Tesis doctorales

  • Saioa Fernández-Beaskoetxea, «Factores bióticos y abióticos responsables de la distribución e incidencia de Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis en poblaciones de anfibios de zonas templadas», Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2017
  • David R. Daversa, “Movement and parasitism in fragmented habitats”, University of Cambridge, 2015
  • Gonçalo Rosa, “Impact of emerging diseases on amphibian assemblages”, University of Kent, 2015