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Science magazine recently summarized our paper "Early Detection of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases with Animal Morbidity and Mortality Monitoring." They wrote:
"More than half of the new infectious diseases that plague humanity—including avian influenza, West Nile virus, SARS, and even Ebola—originated from animals.
Now, new findings suggest that many of these outbreaks could have been detected earlier, and potentially prevented, had wildlife monitoring programs been in place."
- Early Detection of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases with Animal Morbidity and Mortality Monitoring
- Estimating migratory connectivity of birds when re-encounter probabilities are heterogeneous
- A critical season approach to Allen's rule: bill size declines with winter temperature in a cold temperate environment
- Winter food limits timing of pre-alternate moult in a short-distance migratory bird
- Characterizing avian survival along a rural-to-urban land use gradient
- The distribution and conservation of birds of coastal salt marshes
- Avian roosting behavior influences vector-host interactions for West Nile virus hosts
- Vineyard and riparian habitat, not nest box presence, alter avian community composition
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