Our paper, Null expectations for disease dynamics in shrinking habitat: dilution or amplification? is in the theme issue of Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B: ‘Conservation, biodiversity and infectious disease: scientific evidence and policy implications’.
Congratulations Maureen Kessler! Maureen just won a Fulbright Award to do a year of her PhD research in Australia.
We just completed a successful field season sampling flying foxes in Australia, studying links between migration, energetics, and virus dynamics.
Kezia Manlove had a paper accepted into Ecology: K. Manlove, E. F. Cassirer, P. C. Cross, R. K. Plowright, P. J. Hudson. Disease introduction is associated with a phase transition in bighorn sheep demographics. 2016. - Congratulations Kezia! (Click here to read the article.)
We made the cover photo for PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Olivier Restif and Raina Plowright will be interviewed on the PLOS Ask Me Anything series Tuesday 6th September at 1pm EST.
July 2016: Raina gave a talk at University of Glasgow in Scotland where they have one of the biggest groups of phenomenal disease ecologists.
This spring, Raina gave a talk on bat viruses at the Stanford University One Health Symposium as well as a “think and drink” presentation for their new Center for the new Stanford Program for Disease Ecology, Health, and the Environment.
A few things happening this fall:
I gave a seminar to the Department Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Members of the Johnson Lab were excellent hosts and I was impressed with the esprit de corps in the department at CU.
I gave a talk at the regional NIH IDeA meeting in Idaho and then traveled to Washington DC to help Sarah Olson, David Hayman and Liam McGuire present work on white nose syndrome to the Department of Defense.
Just returning from a fabulous week at the International Wildlife Disease Association meeting in Queensland Australia. A really spectacular line up of presentations and a wonderful group of people. I was very honored to give the opening plenary.
If you are heading to ESA look out for our session on “Global Change and Infectious Disease Dynamics”, Monday, August 10, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM. A bunch of great people will be presenting papers from our SESYNC group on Land-use Change and Infectious Diseases.
In the Ignite session (a senior scientist and a graduate student present together) see Kezia Manlove and Peter Hudson talk about bighorn sheep, and Cecilia Sanchez and Nicole Gottdenker (presenting for Sonia Altizer) talking about flying foxes, diseases and nutrition; Friday, August 14, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM.
Raina just returned from the International Berlin Bat Meeting (IBBM) in Berlin, and the International One Health Meeting in Amsterdam. Both meetings had a diverse and impressive speaker line-up. Raina chaired the session on diseases and bats at IBBM, along with colleague Dan Streicker. Winifred Frick gave the session plenary on white nose syndrome!