Pither, R., P. O’Brien, A. Brennan, K. Hirsh-Pearson, and J. Bowman. 2023. Predicting areas important for ecological connectivity throughout Canada. PLoS One 18:e0281980. [Open Access].
New research integrating connectivity and carbon stocks!
O’Brien, P.P., J.S. Gunn, A. Clark, J. Gleeson, R. Pither, and J. Bowman. 2023. Integrating carbon stocks and landscape connectivity for nature-based climate solutions. Ecology and Evolution 13(1): e9725. [Open Access].
One Health, Wildlife Surveillance, and SARS-CoV-2
Here’s a ‘Behind the paper‘ post describing our discovery of B.1.641, a divergent lineage of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer.
Divergent SARS-CoV-2 emerges in white-tailed deer
Our research about a divergent SARS-CoV-2 lineage in white-tailed deer has now been published in its peer-reviewed form in Nature Microbiology. The paper, entitled “Divergent SARS-CoV-2 variant emerges in white-tailed deer with deer-to-human transmission” is freely available here.
Our team covered in JAMA article on animal reservoirs
A recent article from the Journal of the American Medical Association discussed our collaborative SARS-CoV-2 wildlife surveillance program and results https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2795140?resultClick=1
Congratulations to recent batty students Laura Scott and Ryan Holt on defending their M.Sc. theses at Trent!
Recruiting a PhD student for connectivity studies
If you are interested in undertaking a PhD on connectivity research, please get in touch. We have opportunities to study connectivity in a variety of contexts, including assessing disease spread and cross-border conservation.
New pre-prints describing SARS-CoV-2 wildlife surveillance
Highly divergent white-tailed deer SARS-CoV-2 with potential deer-to-human transmission
First detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Canadian wildlife identified in free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from southern Québec, Canada
SARS-CoV-2 wildlife surveillance in Ontario and Québec, Canada
Pan-Canadian Connectivity Map!
We are happy to welcome new researchers to our group this autumn! Dr. Simon Tapper is a new postdoctoral researcher with the group. Meghan Ward, Laurelie Menelon, and Bryan Hughes are new M.Sc. students, and Rosemary Minns and Jason Smyrlis are new undergraduate researchers. A warm welcome to all!