Trilateral Wildlife Health Webinar Series
The American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians (AAWV), the WDA Wildlife Veterinary Section (WVS) and The Wildlife Society Wildlife Disease Working Group (TWS WDWG) have the pleasure of announcing the next Trilateral Wildlife Health Webinar Series, on November 19th, at 12 PM US ET. This event is held every other month and feature the work the members of these organizations do every day.
Key Date: November 19th, at 12 PM US ET.
Title: “Adaptive potential and conservation in the face of a unique disease: transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils”
Synopsis: Tasmanian devils suffer from a transmissible cancer, called devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), that behaves as an infectious disease and threatens the persistence of the species. Based on genomic and other evidence, devils are rapidly evolving in the face of this disease, although a second transmissible cancer has also begun to spread in this species. Our results can inform management of natural and captive devil populations to maintain adaptive potential in the face of transmissible cancers and other threats.
Paul Hohenlohe, PhD
Paul A. Hohenlohe earned a B.S. from Williams College and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He has worked as a conservation biologist for federal agencies and currently is an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho. His research focuses on evolutionary genetics and genomics across a wide range of species, with applications to conservation.
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