Wildlife biodiversity can be drastically affected by the outbreak and transmission of disease in both natural habitats and off-site populations. Thanks to recent technological advances in genome sciences, scientists now have powerful tools to monitor, detect, and reconstruct the past, present and future role of pathogens within wildlife biodiversity.
Wildlife affected by infectious diseases include elk, bison, bighorn sheep, amphibians, bats and primates.
All lectures, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the Lory Student Center, Longs Peak Room, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 4
“Emerging Pathogens with High Host Plasticity in Wildlife: Threats to Conservation and Public Health”
Christine Krueder Johnson, professor of medicine and epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis
Tuesday, June 6
“Landscapes, Genetics and Disease: Chytridiomycosis in Amphibians”
Goldwin-Smith Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University
Thursday, June 8
“Genomics of Emerging Fungal Pathogens of Bats”