Marine Parasites and Disease in the Era of Global Climate Change

Corresponding Author: James Byers, jebyers@uga.edu Summary by Ethan Hackmeyer Though oceans cover approximately 70% of Earth’s surfaces, parasitism in marine ecosystems is relatively poorly understood compared to terrestrial host-parasite relationships. As climate change shifts conditions within the world’s oceans, it is imperative to better understand the consequences of environmental change […]

Long-lived butterfly parasites can’t take the heat

Corresponding Author: Cecilia Sánchez, sanchez@ecohealthalliance.org Summary by Ethan Hackmeyer, edits provided by paper authors  Debilitating parasite spores that infect monarch butterflies can persist for years at cool temperatures, but are knocked out by heat, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Georgia’s Center for the Ecology […]

Urban specialization reduces habitat connectivity by a highly mobile wading bird

Corresponding Author: Claire Teitelbaum, cteitelbaum@uga.edu Summary by Ethan Hackmeyer Urbanization can cause substantial changes in the movement behavior of animals. However, researchers do not completely understand the downstream effects of urban-induced alteration in behavior. Mobile animals can deposit important nutrients and seeds as they move across the landscape, making the […]

Persistent effects of management history on honeybee colony virus abundances

Corresponding Author: Lewis Bartlett, lewis.bartlett@uga.edu Summary by Ethan Hackmeyer Infectious diseases affecting honey bees have recently been more heavily researched due to the decline in honey bee populations over the past few decades. Much of this research has focused on how diseases naturally infect honey bee populations, and their detrimental […]

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