New lab members Kyle Dahlin and Suzanne O'Regan

New lab members Kyle Dahlin and Suzanne O’Regan

Kyle Dahlin joined the Drake lab as a Postdoctoral Associate this summer after receiving his PhD in Mathematics from Purdue University. He will be working…

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Transient indicators of tipping points in infectious diseases

Transient indicators of tipping points in infectious diseases

A variety of generic indicators have been proposed to identify gradual changes in a population that can be used to anticipate the onset or conclusion…

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Diarrheal disease in rural Madagascar

Diarrheal disease in rural Madagascar

Socio-demographic, and not environmental, risk factors explain fine-scale spatial patterns of diarrheal disease in Ifanadiana, rural Madagascar Diarrheal disease (DD) is responsible for over 700,000…

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Nest temperature and sex ratios in a crocodilian

Nest temperature and sex ratios in a crocodilian

Global shifts in temperature are yielding widespread impacts across diverse ecosystems and certain species are especially vulnerable to these changes. In particular, many reptiles –…

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2019 Coronavirus Tracker

2019 Coronavirus Tracker

On January 24, 2020, the The Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia formed the Coronavirus Working Group, a group of about 20…

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Disentangling reporting and disease transmission

Disentangling reporting and disease transmission

Second order statistics such as variance and autocorrelation can in principle provide early warning of disease (re-)emergence. Such statistics can detect the approach to an…

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New lab member: Ana Rivera

New lab member: Ana Rivera

The Drake lab welcomes technician Ana Rivera. Ana is an alumna of University of Puerto Rico and comes to us with a background in environmental…

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Zooplankton Diversity Project

Zooplankton Diversity Project

The Savannah River Site (SRS) is a US Department of Energy owned facility located in South Carolina. Located within the SRS property are a series…

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Transmissibility of emerging viral zoonoses

Transmissibility of emerging viral zoonoses

Effective public health efforts require an accurate understanding of which virus species are capable of spreading between humans or may develop this ability in the…

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Oocysts of the genus Eimeria, a group of protozoans that infect a wide range of animal species

Predicting cryptic links in host-parasite networks

Host-parasite networks are built from a vast number of interactions, which may change seasonally or based on host densities. This combination of complexity and uncertainty…

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