Ecological, epidemiological, and evolutionary principles of disease in fish and wildlife populations; contemporary issues in disease ecology.
This course can be applied toward:
LIFE 320 (Ecology); STAT 301 (Introduction to Statistical Methods) or STAT 307 (Introduction to Biostatistics).
Registration is restricted to FWCB Plan C Masters students until July 1. Any seats remaining in the course will be available to non-Plan C students at that time.
Textbooks and Materials
Hello! I am originally from a rural community in northern Illinois – the chapter “Illinois Bus Ride” in Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac always reminds me of the hills and fields that I knew so well. Following an undergraduate lecture on chytridiomycosis, I was inspired to pursue a career in wildlife disease research and have since worked in vastly different ecological systems, from urban Fort Collins to the Canadian Arctic tundra. Most of my work has focused on infectious diseases of mesocarnivores, birds and pathogens that are transmitted from people to pets, such as Toxoplasma gondii and Rabies Virus. I received my undergraduate and MS degrees from Colorado State University (Wildlife Biology and Ecology, respectively) and completed my PhD at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.
I root my teaching philosophy in the belief that a solid understanding of concepts and theory enables wildlife professionals to be more versatile and transdisciplinary practitioners. I also appreciate that everyone learns differently and try to deliver course material in multiple formats to encompass all learning styles.