The project will have significant impacts for not only animal and human health, but for local and statewide economies to which CWD represents more than a billion-dollar threat.
Scientists in Norway, a coastal country with a strong kelp industry, seek to find out whether and how kelp viruses affect the natural kelp forest and kelp aquaculture amid the effects of climate change.
Campylobacter is a leading source of bacterial diarrhea among humans in the United States, causing an estimated 1.5 million illnesses each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Broiler chickens are often carriers.
There’s a critical gap in antimicrobial resistance research this study would fill: AMR is one of the big public-health challenges of this century—and it’s well documented birds are a primary disseminator—but the impact of AMR on ecosystems remains largely understudied.
As researchers across the country grapple with what might be behind the long-term and widespread population decline in muskrats, a piece critical to that puzzle had been missing: baseline physiological and blood health indicators for muskrats in pristine wilderness.