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 […]

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.

Elk resource selection and implications for anthrax management in Montana

MORRIS, BLACKBURN – Elk resource selection and implications for anthrax management in Montana Lillian R. Morris, Kelly M. Proffitt, Valpa Asher and Jason K. Blackburn Article first published online: 6 Nov 2015 The Journal of Wildlife Management DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.1016 ABSTRACT: Anthrax, caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is a zoonotic disease that affects humans and animals throughout the […]