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Has CWD produced genetic selection in the Wisconsin white-tailed deer populations?

Duration

May 2010 - December 2013

Narrative

The goal of this project is to investigate whether there is evidence of genetic selection in the CWD affected core area of Wisconsin, where disease has been present for at least 20 years.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Robinson, S. J., M. D. SAMUEL, K. I. O’Rourke, and C. J. Johnson. The role of genetics in chronic wasting disease of North American cervids. Prion 6:155-164 .
  • Robinson, S. J., M. D. SAMUEL, C. J. Johnson, M. Adams, and D. I. McKenzie. Emerging prion disease drives host selection in a wildlife population. Ecological Applications 22:1050-1059.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 99

Masters Students: 225

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 247

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 658

Scientific Publications: 1872

Presentations: 4186

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Biological Resources

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey