Feature article on chytridiomycosis by colleague Dr. Ben Scheele: "Dealing with the curse of ch

One of our colleagues working on chytridiomycosis in amphibians, Dr. Benjamin Scheele, recently wrote a great feature article (highlighting some of our collective research) for Decision Point # 92, September 2015, on the state of chytridiomycosis research and management in Australia: "Dealing with the curse of chytrid: Coming to terms with amphibian chytrid fungus in Australia's High Country". You can find the full edition of Decision Point # 92 here. Read the full article here. Introduction: Frogs are in trouble. A third of all frog species are threatened with extinction. The usual culprits of habitat loss and climate change are at work, but another more insidious threat looms. A devastatin

Dr. Jeong awarded an EFRI Student Symposium presentation prize! "Control of Hendra virus spillo

Dr. Jaewoon Jeong was recently awarded a prize for his presentation at the Environmental Futures Research Institute (EFRI) Student Symposium, held Monday 14th September, Nathan Campus, Griffith University. Congratulations Jae! Abstract and details below. Jeong, J. (2015) Control of Hendra virus spillover risk. Environmental Futures Research Institute 2015 Student Symposium. Abstract: Control of Hendra virus spillover risk Jaewoon Jeong (Post-confirmation category) Hendra virus was first discovered in 1994 in Australia when it infected horses and humans and finally caused their deaths. The natural host of Hendra virus is the flying fox, and horses are infected with Hendra virus from flying fo

Presentation at ESA, Baltimore: "Habitat fragmentation and the transmission and emergence of pa

Prof. McCallum recently gave a presentation on behalf of Raina Plowright and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Land Use Change and Infectious Disease Dynamics Workshop at the 2015 Ecological Society of America's annual meeting (Centennial meeting) held at the Baltimore Convention Center Baltimore, Maryland, August 9-14, 2015. Abstract and link to slides below. Plowright, R., Dobson, A.P., Faust, C., Gottdenker, N., McCallum, H.I., Gillespie, T., Bloomfield, L., Diuk-Wasser, M. (2015) Habitat fragmentation and the transmission and emergence of pathogens across habitat boundaries. Conference Proceedings: Ecological Society of America's annual meeting 2015, Baltimore, M

Presentation at ICCB, Montpellier: "Trophic cascades following disease induced decline of the T

Prof. McCallum recently gave a presentation highlighting the great work of one of his students, Tracey Hollings, at the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology, in Montpellier, France, held on 2-6th August 2015. Abstract and link to slides below. Hollings, T., McCallum, H., Jones, M. and Mooney, N. (2015) Trophic cascades following disease induced decline of the Tasmanian devil. Conference Proceedings: ICCB 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology, Montpellier, France (link). Abstract: TROPHIC CASCADES FOLLOWING DISEASE INDUCED DECLINE OF THE TASMANIAN DEVIL Tracey Hollings, University of Melbourne Hamish McCallum, Griffith University Menna Jones, University of Tasm

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