Understanding the reasons for impacts of an emerging disease on a wild bird population CALS Impact Statement uri icon

abstract

  • We are using the uniquely well studied emergence of a disease in a novel host as a model for more broadly understanding the ecological factors that affect how a disease will affect populations of their host. We use "citizen science" monitoring of disease in the wild, intensive field studies around Ithaca, and controlled laboratory experiments to inform generalizable mathematical models of host - disease dynamics.