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Dr. LaDeau’s research broadly investigates the mechanisms by which spatial (e.g., land use) and temporal (e.g., weather) variability define population dynamics of pests and pathogens and associated disease risk in ecological communities. LaDeau received her Ph.D. in ecology at Duke University in 2005, where she investigated forest response to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide using free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) plots. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Bioinformatics from the National Science Foundation in 2008, at The Ohio State University Program in Spatial Statistics and Environmental Sciences and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, where she worked on using data-model assimilation to investigate the impacts of West Nile virus emergence on avian communities across the continental United States.
Infectious Hematopoeitic Necrosis Virus (IHNV) is a rhabdovirus threatening endangered populations of wild salmon and thwarting hatchery-led conservation efforts.
Over the past 50 years many regions have experienced a (re)emergence of mosquito-vectored diseases, both due to novel pathogens and those previously eradicated. This phenomenon is increasingly evident in cities across the globe.
The Cary Institute has taken a lead role in developing a program aimed at understanding urban ecosystems, one of Earth's fastest growing environments.
Hemlock is a "foundation" tree species in eastern forests and its presence defines the properties of a unique ecosystem that is presently declining due to the introduction and spread of an invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid.
West Nile virus emerged in the western hemisphere during the summer of 1999, reawakening public awareness to the potential severity of vector –borne pathogens.
Now that summer is finally on the horizon, so too is mosquito season. More than an annoyance, mosquitoes can spread serious illnesses, like West Nile virus and Dengue.
A mosquito-borne virus that causes fever, headaches, and severe joint pain has spread to the Caribbean. Experts fear it's only a matter of time before it makes its way to the U.S.
The Asian tiger mosquito is yet another invasive species that has taken hold in the United States. It arrived here in 1985 in a shipment of tires imported from Asia. This little mosquito is an aggressive human biter capable of transmitting diseases.
When rainwater passes over hard surfaces, like roads and parking lots, it accumulates pollutants, which are then washed into nearby waterways.
There are few creatures more deadly than the tiny Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits malaria, dengue fever and other infectious diseases. Malaria is one of the world’s great killers, claiming about 800,000 lives each year. We can, of course, drain wetlands and spray large areas with insecticides to kill these mosquitoes.
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