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Determining Whether Translocation of Wildlife Spreads Diseases

Relocation of endangered species can expose the reintroduced species and the native species to new disease-causing agents. This ecology of disease introduction will be examined in the New Zealand saddleback bird, which has a well-documented translocation history. This study aims to improve baseline data for diagnosis, preventive measures and management for possible disease outbreaks.

Dr. Ellen R. Schoener, Massey University

Co-sponsors: The Van Sloun Foundation