Fish and Wildlife Disease
The United States is undergoing ecological change that is increasing the interface between wildlife, humans, and disease. Such changes are resulting in unpredictable shifts in the balances of disease cycles in natural hosts and humans, with consequences to many imperiled species. In addition to population declines, the loss of wildlife from disease contributes to a corresponding decline in ecosystem services that benefit human health and economies. TSH scientists collaborate with researchers and resource managers around the world to gain better scientific understanding of the ecological factors involved in the transmission and epidemiology of infectious diseases in wildlife, as well as contributing to the development of tools and techniques to help understand and manage disease in wildlife populations.