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INHS Seminar | URBAN WILDLIFE HEALTH RESEARCH AT LINCOLN PARK ZOO AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH IN CHICAGOLAND

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Illinois Natural History Survey Seminar Committee
Location
1005 Forbes Natural History Building, 1816 S Oak Street, Champaign
Date
May 7, 2019   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Maureen H. Murray, Wildlife Disease Ecologist, Lincoln Park Zoo
Contact
Holly Tuten
E-Mail
htuten@illinois.edu
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Urbanization can affect wildlife health through changes in resources, habitat quality, and community composition. Such shifts may negatively impact urban biodiversity conservation and public health through the spread of zoonotic pathogens. In this talk, I will provide an overview of our current projects at the intersection of urban ecology, wildlife disease, and public health. These projects include small mammal diversity and prevalence of the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi across an urban gradient, brown rat relative abundance and pathogen prevalence across diverse Chicago neighborhoods, and urban Canada goose migration and health.

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