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Wildlife-Livestock Disease Transmission in a Changing Climate

When cattle and elk comingle during the brucellosis abortion season (from March through May), there is a risk of disease transmission from elk to cattle.

Duration

September 2014 - December 2017

Narrative

The goal of this project is to develop a framework for understanding the ecology of elk-cattle commingling, particularly with regards to how annual forage conditions and weather patterns influence elk movement during the critical spring/summer brucellosis transmission period. Elk habitat use and cattle grazing regimes are largely determined by the changing distribution of high-quality forage throughout the year.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • United States Department of Agriculture

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