Disease Ecology Workshop: Cecilia Sánchez
"Modeling Joint Effects of Infection and Toxicant Exposure in a Wildlife System," Cecilia Sánchez.
Exposure to toxicants (e.g. pesticides, heavy metals) can have wide-ranging effects for wildlife, including altering demographic processes, impairing movement and decreasing body condition. They can also affect infection processes, such as by increasing susceptibility or impeding recovery due to immune suppression. What are the consequences for a wildlife population facing both pathogen infection and exposure to toxicants? In this talk, Sánchez will first provide case studies, then present preliminary modeling results exploring how infection prevalence and population size of a wildlife system depend on the extent of toxin-contaminated habitat across the landscape.
Wednesday, December 12 at 12:20pm to 1:30pm
Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, Conference Room 203 D.W. Brooks Drive