Wisconsin Ecology 22nd Annual Fall Symposium
We are pleased to host Dr. David Blehert, Chief of the Wildlife Disease Diagnostic Laboratories at the USGS - National Wildlife Health Center, as keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Ecology Fall Symposium on October 13 & 14, 2016.
Dr. Blehert, who earned his Ph.D. in bacteriology at UW-Madison, leads a group of laboratories that specialize in the investigation of unusual mortality events impacting our nation's wildlife. His laboratories also conduct surveillance for animal diseases such as white-nose syndrome in bats, highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses in wild waterfowl, and an emerging fungal pathogen of salamanders. His current research focuses on investigation of the ecology and pathobiology of bat white-nose syndrome.
Featured speakers: Faculty and Post Doc presentations will begin at 1:10 pm on Friday, Oct 14.
Dr. Johanne Brunet, Professor, Entomology
Elm genetic diversity and hybridization in the presence of Dutch elm disease
Dr. Craig Johnston, Assistant Professor, Forest & Wildlife Ecology
Risk, Forests and Climate Change
Dr. Joshua J. Hamilton, Research Associate, Bacteriology
Diving into Freshwater Microbial Genomes to Infer Bacterial Traits
Dr. Prashant Sharma, Assistant Professor, Zoology
Unraveling the undiscovered origins of Philippine arachnofauna
*Wisconsin Ecology Symposia are free and open to the public*