New lab members: Annakate Schatz and Spencer Hall

New lab members: Annakate Schatz and Spencer Hall

The Drake lab welcomes data analysts Annakate Schatz and Spencer Hall. Annakate is an alumna of Mount Holyoke College and Spencer graduated from UGA. Both have important past experiences using data…

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Global patterns of zoonotic disease in mammals

Global patterns of zoonotic disease in mammals

The majority of infectious diseases currently emerging in humans originated in mammals. Yet we still know very little about the global patterns of mammal-to-human pathogen transmission….

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Effects of brief messaging about undiagnosed infections detected through HIV testing

Effects of brief messaging about undiagnosed infections detected through HIV testing

HIV continues to disproportionately impact African American/black and Latino Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), underscoring the importance of effective messages about HIV testing…

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Co-extinction in a host-parasite network: identifying key hosts for network stability

Co-extinction in a host-parasite network: identifying key hosts for network stability

In natural ecosystems where parasites infect multiple host species, the dynamics of the hosts and parasites are entangled in ways that are not always obvious….

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Potential global distribution of Chytrid fungus

Potential global distribution of Chytrid fungus

A second blog post from Tad Dallas’s internship at Vertica has been posted at their website. Read here to see how Tad used HP Vertica and…

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Species diversity and big data

Species diversity and big data

In summer 2015, graduate student Tad Dallas completed an internship with Vertica looking at big data problems in species distribution model. For an overview see his blog…

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TEDxUGA: What Jenga can teach us about epidemics

TEDxUGA: What Jenga can teach us about epidemics

John’s TEDxUGA talk “The Tipping Point: What Jenga Can Teach Us About Epidemics” has been posted to YouTube.  According to the Athens Banner Herald, it was…

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