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CENTER FOR CONSERVATION MEDICINE AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH


Crossing Boundaries-an interdisciplinary approach focused on health relationships occurring at the interfaces of humans, animals, and the environment

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.

FOSTERING ENHANCED DVM AND PARTNER ENGAGEMENT

The Center Conservation Medicine and Ecosystem Health continues to uncover research exploring the relationships among animal, human, and environmental health.

27

Peer-reviewed papers published in 2020

93

Research Volunteers and Research Assistants participated in studies in 2020

3

Graduate students enrolled in 2020

7

Presentations in 2020

 

 

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

 

 

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UNCOVER THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE ENVIRONMENT AND POPULATION HEALTH

Join us in promoting global health through research with the Center for Conservation Medicine and Ecosystem Health.