Animal carcasses may increase grazing potential and anthrax transmission risk for elk and bison, but differently

The latest publication led by SEER Lab #MedGeo M.S. Alum, and full-time Spatial Epidemiologist Morgan Walker is available in Royal Society Open Science. In this study, Walker and others examined how ungulates, primarily plains bison and elk, use animal carcasses on the Montana landscape. Working with SEER Lab partners at Turner Enteprises, Inc. (TEI) out […]

Latest SEER Lab and QDEC Lab publication defines sex-specific anthrax risk for elk

SEER Lab and QDEC Lab‘s latest publication in the Journal of Wildlife Management examines resource selection and anthrax risk in female elk in southwestern Montana. This paper, led by SEER Lab and Geography #MedGeo alum Dr. Anni Yang, builds on previous work defining male elk resource selection in the same study area and compares females […]

Sex-Specific Elk Resource Selection during the Anthrax Risk Period

BLACKBURN, RYAN, YANG – Sex-Specific Elk Resource Selection during the Anthrax Risk Period Anni Yang, Kelly M. Proffitt, Valpa Asher, Sadie J. Ryan, Jason K. Blackburn Article first published online: 01 OCT 2020 The Journal of Wildlife Management DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21952 ABSTRACT: Anthrax, caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is a zoonosis affecting animals and […]

Meet the Geographer: Dr. Mike Norris

Dr. Mike Norris Pronouns: he/him Research Assistant Professor Associate Director, SEER Lab University of Florida Focus Areas: GeoSpatial Analysis & Techniques Medical Geography in Global Health (MGGH) Research Statement: I have studied Burkholderia mallei and Burkholderia pseudomallei (the etiological agents of glanders and melioidosis, respectively) for the past 12 years at the University of Hawai’i and […]

MedGeo Brief – Coronavirus

Yesterday, SEER Lab and QDEC Lab held an impromptu meeting in the GIS Teaching Lab (Turlington Hall 3006) to listen to David Quammen discuss the 2019-nCoV coronavirus emerging out of China on Fresh Air on NPR. David Quammen is a long-time science writer and the author of the 2012 non-fiction “Spillover”, which journals the pursuit […]

Geography Colloquium: Mapping Challenges, Genetic Mutations, & Complicated Diagnostics of Anthrax Across West Africa

Mapping Challenges, Genetic Mutations, & Complicated Diagnostics of Anthrax Across West Africa Speaker: Dr. Jason Blackburn Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Florida Thursday, October 26, 2017 3:00-3:50 PM (Period 8) Turlington Hall Room 3012 University of Florida All are welcome to attend. Jason Blackburn is Associate Professor of Geography and the Director of […]

Geography Colloquium: Bison, Anthrax, and the Environment – Indirect Disease Transmission Risks & Modeling

Bison, Anthrax, and the Environment – Indirect Disease Transmission Risks & Modeling Speaker: Ms. Dawn Nekorchuk PhD Student, Department of Geography, University of Florida Thursday, October 13, 2016 3:00-3:50 PM (Period 8) Turlington Hall Room 3006 University of Florida All are welcome to attend.

Redefining the Australian Anthrax Belt: Modeling the Ecological Niche and Predicting the Geographic Distribution of Bacillus anthracis

BARRO, BLACKBURN – Redefining the Australian Anthrax Belt: Modeling the Ecological Niche and Predicting the Geographic Distribution of Bacillus anthracis Alassane S. Barro, Mark Fegan , Barbara Moloney, Kelly Porter, Janine Muller, Simone Warner, Jason K. Blackburn Article first published online: 09 JUN 2016 PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004689 ABSTRACT: The ecology and distribution of B. […]