Our group studies the patterns and processes governing the distribution of infectious diseases in humans and wildlife. We aim to advance the field of conservation medicine - an emerging discipline that studies the links between anthropogenic environmental change, the health of all species, and the conservation of biodiversity. Using a combination of meta-analysis, theory and field research, we study the biogeography of human and wildlife pathogens, the spread of pathogens via invasive species and wildlife trade, and the role of disease in biological conservation. A major goal of our work is to ensure that our research is understood by and of value to society. You can learn more about our work at www.katherinefsmith.com
2012-present Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University.
KATHERINE SMITH, Ph.D
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