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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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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