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