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Mosquito ecology and disease at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting

Ecological dimensions of mosquito-borne disease are on the minds of ecologists as they head to southern Florida for the 101st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, 8 July 2016 Contact: Liza Lester, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL   The resurgence of Zika virus has raised anxieties about the spread of infectious disease by mosquitoes as…

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Fighting a fungal threat to Salamanders

Ecologist Karen K. Lips wants to protect wild salamanders from exposure to a deadly new fungal infection spreading through the pet trade.

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Flu evolving in the human body ecosystem

The field of disease ecology is a fast-evolving one as ecologists realize more and more that the insides of animals and plants are really like small-scale ecosystems, encompassing the same rules as large-scale ecosystems, like species interactions, environmental variability and evolutionary change. Katia Koelle of Duke University gave a talk yesterday about evolution in the H3N2 virus — not to…

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