Both graduate students Wynne Moss and Travis McDevitt-Galles successfully completed their PhD’s and landed competitive post-doctoral positions.....
What is the relationship between Bd and bullfrogs?
Olivia Milloway, one of our NSF REU recipients for this summer, explored our 10-years of field collection data from the Bay Area of CA to investigate the relationship between Bd transmission and bullfrogs......
Join us! Accepting graduate applications
We are currently accepting applications for highly motivated, dynamic, and engaged candidates interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in aquatic disease ecology. For information on how to apply see tab PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS.
That's a wrap
Field season for 2021 is offically over! This year the CA mega-drought was raging. In fact 45 ponds went dry in total, nearly half of our sites! Interestingly, 37 of those were dry before our second visit which typically occurs in July. We are exicted to investigate how amphibians parasites infections were altered in these conditions.
In a new study, Mark Wilber and colleagues combine information on parasite distributions, extensive field data, and laboratory experiments to estimate – for the first time – how many amphibians die annually from trematode parasite infection.
What We Do
Our research focuses on two pervasive and inter-related forms of biological change: disease emergence and species invasions. Both have important consequences not only for individuals and populations, but for entire ecological communities and ecosystem processes. Invasions and disease can also have costly economic and health repercussions for human society. Our group strives to bring a broad perspective to these questions by combining field experiments, large-scale spatial and temporal field data, molecular tools and ecological modeling.
Disease Community Ecology
We apply approaches from community ecology to better understand and manage contemporary disease threats of humans and wildlife, which are often the product of interactions among multiple host species, coinfecting parasites, and other species.
Our Troubled Waters
Lakes, rivers, ponds and streams have become some of the most imperiled habitats on earth. Our group uses diverse tools ranging from genomics to ecosystem experiments to understand how freshwater systems are changing and at what cost.
Complexity in Conservation
Effective management requires approaches than can measure, anticipate and ameliorate the consequences of interactive stressors, such as land use change, pollution, invasive species and climate shifts.
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