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Graduate Research School Available Projects Spatial Epidemiology: Environmental Stressors and Animal Health

Spatial Epidemiology: Environmental Stressors and Animal Health

Title of Project

Spatial Epidemiology: Environmental Stressors and Animal Health

Advisor/s

Dr Oyelola Adegboye

College or Research Centre

College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Science

Summary of Project

In recent years, Australia has seen occasional re-occurrences of farm animal diseases ranging from anthrax infection in cattle to the highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry birds. This poses a threat to Australia’s robust biosecurity program and awareness campaign. The project will investigate the effect of environmental and anthropogenic variables on the emergence and re-emergence of animal diseases. Geo-spatial modelling techniques will be combined with remotely sensed climate data to formulate a risk prediction model and geographical distribution of the diseases.

Key Words

One health; biosecurity; geo-spatial epidemiology; climate; infectious disease

Would suit an applicant who

has strong interest in one health, spatial epidemiology, biostatistics, mathematics, quantitative ecology

Updated: 16 Aug 2021