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Upcoming conferences and symposia!

May 18, 2015

Members of our team have been accepted for both oral presentations and poster presentations at various upcoming conferences! 

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The Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) Conference will be held May 26-29, 2015 at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia (link). 

 

  1. Mr. Nicholas Clark will be giving an oral presentation at EEID, with the title: "Biogeographical variation in blood parasite coinfections (avian malaria and microfilaria) in congeneric island birds: a mosaic of parasite-mediated selection?" (Authors: Nicholas J Clark, Sonya M Clegg). 

  2. Dr. Jaewoon Jeong will be presenting a poster at EEID "Modelling transmission dynamics of a novel Alphacoronavirus in an Australian population of large-footed myotis (Myotis macropus)". 

  3. Mr. John Giles will be presenting a poster at EEID. 

  4. Prof. Hamish McCallum will be presenting a poster at EEID. 

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The Wildlife Disease Association's (WDA) annual International Conference will be held July 26-30, 2015 at Novotel Twin Waters resort in the Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia (link).

 

 

  1. Assistant Professor Raina Plowright will be a Plenary Speaker at the WDA: "Spillover: dynamics of cross-species transmission". 

  2. Dr. Jaewoon Jeong will be giving an oral presentation at WDA: "Modelling transmission dynamics of a novel Alphacoronavirus in an Australian population of large-footed myotis (Myotis macropus)".

  3. Mr. John Giles will be giving an oral presentation at WDA: "Determining the role of fruit bat population dynamics in the emergence of Hendra virus in Australia". 

  4. Dr. Laura Grogan will be giving an oral presentation at WDA: "Evolution of resistance to chytridiomycosis is associated with a robust early immune response in a wild amphibian" (Authors: Laura F. Grogan, Scott D. Cashins, Lee Berger, Lee F. Skerratt, Michael S. McFadden, Peter Harlow, David A. Hunter, Ben C. Scheele, Jason Mulvenna)

  5. Dr. Alison Peel will be presenting a poster at WDA: "Paramyxoviruses in Australian flying-foxes: each to their own?" (Authors: Alison J. Peel, Olivier Restif, Victoria Boyd, Lauren Goldspink, Gary Crameri, Daniel Edson, Hamish McCallum, Craig S. Smith)

  6. Mr. Nicholas Clark will be presenting a poster at WDA: "Specialist enemies and exotic weapons: avian malaria in Australia's invasive common myna" (Authors: Nicholas J Clark, Farah Ishtiaq, Sophie Olsson-Pons, Sonya M Clegg)

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The International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) will be held August 2-6, 2015 in Montpellier, France (link). 

 

Professor Hamish McCallum will be giving an oral presentation at ICCB: "Trophic cascades following disease-induced decline of the Tasmanian devil". 

 

 

 

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The 2015 Ecological Society of America (ESA) annual meeting will be held August 10-14, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (link). 

 

Professor Hamish McCallum will be giving an oral presentation at ESA: "Habitat fragmentation and the transmission and emergence of pathogens across habitat boundaries". 

 

 

 

Look out for our team members at the upcoming conferences/symposia! Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

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