Disease Ecology

Ecosystem

Disease Ecology is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that examines basic and applied questions about how ecology of hosts and vectors interacts with the biology of pathogens to affect populations and communities of vectors and hosts. EECB faculty studying the ecology of infectious disease focus on these aspects:

  • Ecoimmunology
  • Effects of disease on threatened or endangered species
  • Effects of tick-borne diseases on livestock
  • Evolutionary ecology of the insect immune response
  • Pathogen interactions
  • Wildlife management and disease