*b* | birth rate: number of new adult females per adult female | 0.39 yr^{−1} | [29] |

*d* | death rate: 1/*d* = life expectancy of an adult | 1/*d *≈ 8 yr, *d *≈ 0.125 yr^{−1} | [29]: 1/*d* |

*d*_{I} | death rate infected salamanders: 1/*d*_{I} = life expectancy of infected salamander | 1/*d*_{I} ≈ 7 days, *d*_{I} = 52 yr^{−1} | [11]: 1/*d*_{I} |

*γ* | strength of density dependence: related to carrying capacity *K* = (*b *− *d*)/*γ* | *K* = 25 females/hectare (ha); compared to densities in table 7.3 in [29], this density is at the lower end of estimated ones. Higher densities would lead to even worse model results | authors' estimate, based on [29] |

*β* | transmission coefficient: 1/*β* = average time period before an infected salamander encounters another salamander, assuming successful infection given an encounter | 1/*β ≈* 1 week, *β* = 52 ha yr^{−1} | authors' estimate |

*e* | rate at which latents become infectious; 1/ *e* = average latent period | 1/*e* ≈ 1 day, *e* = 364 yr^{−1} | [11]: 1/*e* |

*D*_{j} | diffusion coefficient of *j* *=* *S, L* or *I*; Dj=⟨x2⟩j/(4t); *t* is time in years and 〈 *x*^{2}〉 is the mean square of the straight line that a salamander travels in a year | *x* ≈ 0.5 km yr^{−1} | authors' estimate |

*μ* | colonization rate | *μ* ≈ 1 yr^{−1} | authors' estimate |