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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Multiscale model of regional population decline in little brown bats due to white‐nose syndrome

Multiscale model of regional population decline in little brown bats due to white‐nose syndrome

The introduced fungal pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destructans causes White-nose syndrome in North American bats, putting some populations at risk for extinction or extirpation. The severity of…

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The statistics of epidemic transitions

The statistics of epidemic transitions

The prevalence of a pathogen emerging in a population varies in a complex manner that is difficult to model and predict, due in part to…

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Assorted diatoms as seen through a microscope.

Eigenvalues as early warning signals

Ecological systems sometimes change abruptly to a much different states. For example, a clear lake may rapidly become turbid and green due to the growth…

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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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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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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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Suitability of Great Lakes for invasive species

Suitability of Great Lakes for invasive species

To efficiently manage and prevent species invasions, we need accurate predictions of where these species can arrive and persist. Species distribution models make such predictions…

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Data-driven identification of potential Zika virus vectors

Data-driven identification of potential Zika virus vectors

Zika is an emerging virus whose rapid spread is of great public health concern. Knowledge about transmission remains incomplete, especially concerning potential transmission in geographic…

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Waiting time to infectious disease emergence

Waiting time to infectious disease emergence

Bifurcation delay is a phenomenon that occurs when dynamical systems go through a critical transition. Bifurcation delay occurs because the state of the system may…

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