Our research currently focuses on climate-health issues, vector borne disease modeling, insecticide resistance, geospatial models of intervention, and quantifying the social-ecological risk of vector borne disease exposure.
We work with the applied realm, aiming to align our model findings with real-world decision making frameworks and scales. We seek to inform vector control, surveillance, and guide and engage further research into these systems.
We also work on ecology at the human-wildlife interface, particularly where it pertains to disease ecology, conservation biology, and wildlife management.
We use methods from landscape ecology (GIS, remote sensing, spatial analyses), quantitative ecology, and epidemiology to analyze landscape change, health outcomes, and the impact of anthropogenic changes, including climate change.
We use dynamic and statistical models to explore questions in population, community and disease ecology, to augment field-based research.
Projects are funded through a variety of sources
Vector ecology and social-ecological dynamics of VBDs
Sadie Ryan is the Core II Bioinformatics Lead for the Southeastern CDC CoE in vector borne disease - this supports a number of projects in the US, and involves us in outreach to agencies and practitioners. See the website here:
CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence
Spatial ecology of livestock and wildlife disease outbreaks
Albatross Project: Modeling Bioenergetics and Foraging
Factors Limiting New England Cottontail Populations in New York
PECAR - People, Environment and Climate in the Albertine Rift
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