CENTERED ON ECOSYSTEM HEALTH
Developing programs that sustain biodiversity and protect the ecosystems essential to animal and human health.
We’re focused on applied research in the Caribbean that includes the health of species in marine ecosystems, and population ecology, disease epidemiology and management of non-native islands species. Our conservation veterinary medicine research concentrates on sea turtles, nesting shorebirds/seabirds, marine mammals, corals, and fish populations as well as feral donkeys, free-roaming dogs, African green monkeys and small Indian mongooses.
CENTER FOR CONSERVATION MEDICINE AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH RESEARCH FOCUS AREAS
We seek to better understand the role of wildlife and the broader ecosystem in the emergence of disease, and conversely, on the impact of infectious diseases from humans or domestic animals on wildlife.
From addressing non-specific protective effects of rabies vaccine in animals and people to population ecology and humane population management of owned, free-roaming dogs, our researchers are identifying the factors that influence the spread of diseases and devising solutions for their control.
- Health of Aquatic Species and Ecosystems
- Marine Turtle Medicine and Management
- Management of Threatened and Introduced Species