Macroparasite Working Group

The Ecology & Evolution of Macroparasites Working Group (aka Macroparasite Working Group), focuses on how metazoan parasites evolve and are maintained in natural and modified ecosystems. Systems of interest include arthropod ectoparasites, gut helminths, and others. The Macroparasite Working Group is supporting the new Atlas of Macroparasite Abundance project, which […]

Behavior and Infectious Disease Working Group

Created in March 2021, the Behavior and Infectious Disease Working Group studies various systems used by ecologists to discern behaviors and is led by Lewis Bartlett, Emlyn Resetarits, and Elizabeth Warburton. This working group focuses on the behavioral traits of different hosts and their pathogens and examines how these traits […]

Opportunities for Graduate Students: Spillover of Ebola & Other Filoviruses

Positions for graduate students are available as part of a multi-year project funded through 2025 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The goal of the project is to better understand drivers of spillover of Ebolavirus and other African filoviruses along ecological boundaries. You can read more about the project here. […]

CEID Membership

If you are an undergrad, graduate student, postdoc, faculty member, or an interested scientist looking for an opportunity to work with the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases at The University of Georgia, we offer several avenues for motivated people to take advantage of our abundant opportunities. Please check […]

Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

The CEID seeks to develop a technically capable workforce through our training programs and ongoing research projects.  We seek to enhance opportunities for undergraduate research that taps into the interdisciplinary nature of disease ecology, preparing students for graduate studies on the complex forces that drive transmission.  Undergraduate students are encouraged […]

Coronavirus Working Group

On January 24, 2020, the The Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID) at the University of Georgia formed the Coronavirus Working Group, a group of about 20 scientists with data science expertise in data manipulation and interpretation, visualization, GIS, machine learning, computational statistics, and dynamical modeling. The Working Group’s 2019 Coronavirus Tracker provides […]

Disease Mapping Working Group

Established in October 2017, this working group aims to develop the Center’s collective expertise in mapping and spatial modeling of infectious diseases. These efforts include developing learning resources for other center members while working on collaborative mapping/modeling projects to provide hands-on experience to group members. We have developed tutorials for […]

Disease Forecasting Working Group

Established in September 2017, this working group aims to advance our capacity to forecast infectious disease dynamics by developing a forecasting architecture written in the programming language R and disseminating stress-tested R packages to CEID members and the greater scientific community. By forecasting a variety of diseases with generic time […]

Undergraduate Programs in Ecology

The University of Georgia offers two bachelor’s degrees in ecology. The Bachelor of Science in Ecology has a strong basic science emphasis and provides training in all levels of ecological study from organismal biology to population and community and ecosystem ecology. This program prepares students for graduate study in Ecology (for instance, […]

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

The Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU Site is a nine-week, NSF-funded, experiential learning program at the University of Georgia to train undergraduates in scientific methods at the intersections of quantitative and experimental studies in infectious disease biology. Please contact Dr. John Drake for details. The Population Biology of Infectious Diseases […]

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