2019 Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID) Conference

This year the EEID conference was held at Princeton University from June 10-13, 2019. The four guiding themes were: Behavioral drivers of disease dynamics Genetics of disease dynamics across scales Environmental drivers of disease Consequences of within-host competition for disease control across scales This year I tried something different for note taking: I brought myContinue reading “2019 Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID) Conference”

Research spotlight: Modeling how diseases spread

In order to predict and fight animal disease outbreaks, epidemiologists and other researchers need to understand how a given disease spreads through landscapes and populations. Factors contributing to the ability of a pathogen to spread include the features of the environment as well as the movement of the animals through that landscape. Human activity isContinue reading “Research spotlight: Modeling how diseases spread”