Frequency-dependent disease transmission can affect host distribution

In this video podcast, Emily Bruns explains the findings of her recently published paper  in Journal of Ecology: Is there a disease‐free halo at species range limits? The codistribution of anther‐smut disease and its host species. Watch the video to see how Emily validates the theory that frequency-dependent disease transmission can affect host populations!

Emily’s video can also be found on the Journal of Ecology YouTube channel (English subtitles available).


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Emme Bruns is a disease evolutionary ecologist. Her work is focused on understanding the impact of infectious disease on host abundance and distribution in natural populations, and how these ecological effects intersect with the evolution of critical host and pathogen traits such as resistance and transmission. She is currently a Research Assistant Professor of Biology in the Biology department at the University of Virginia.

 

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