Infectious Diseases EcologyThe study of the interactions among pathogens or parasites and their human, animal or plant hosts in the context of their environment and evolution.

Associated Faculty

Pejman Rohani
Pejman Rohani

Professor
Graduate Faculty

Andrew Park
Andrew Park

Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 34, Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 542-5373
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Courtney Murdock
Courtney Murdock

Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia, Room 260, Veterinary Medicine Athens, GA 30602

Richard Hall
Richard Hall

Assistant Professor
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 137, Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 395-5350
Fax: (706) 542-4819

John Gittleman
John Gittleman

Dean and UGA Foundation Professor in Ecology
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 107, Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 542-2968
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Vanessa Ezenwa
Vanessa Ezenwa

Professor
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 191A, Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 542-2288
Fax: (706) 542-4819

John Drake
John Drake

Distinguished Research Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 133, Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602
Office: 706) 818-4452
Fax: (706) 542-3344

Andy Davis
Andy Davis

Assistant Research Scientist

University of Georgia Room 183, Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706) 542-8112
Fax: (706) 542-4819

James (Jeb) Byers
James (Jeb) Byers

Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Ecology
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 194B, Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602-2202
Office: 706-583-0012
Fax: 706-542-4819

Sonia Altizer
Sonia Altizer

UGA Athletic Association Professor of Ecology
Graduate Faculty

University of Georgia Room 190 Ecology Bldg. Athens, GA 30602-2202
Office: (706) 542-9251
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Upcoming Events

ECOLOGY SEMINAR: What determines ecosystem stability in theory and in nature?
Andrew Tredennick, postdoctoral associate at the UGA Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Andrew Tredennick, postdoctoral associate at the UGA Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Sep. 4, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Odum School of Ecology, Auditorium

ECOLOGY SEMINAR: Ecology and evolution of influenza A viruses infecting humans and animals

Sep. 25, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Odum School of Ecology, Auditorium

CONSERVATION SEMINAR: The spread of white-nose syndrome in North American bats

Oct. 17, 2018, 1:25 PM - 3:00 PM

Odum School of Ecology, Auditorium

Latest News

John Drake featured on NCEAS podcast
John Drake featured on NCEAS podcast

John Drake was a featured guest on the July 18 edition of the NCEAS Portraits podcast

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Chelsea Sexton, BS ’14, helps identify mudworms as potential vectors of domoic acid, a neurotoxin, in the Gulf of Mexico
Chelsea Sexton, BS ’14, helps identify mudworms as potential vectors of domoic acid, a neurotoxin, in the Gulf of Mexico

A new paper coauthored by Chelsea Sexton, BS ’14, finds that a neuorotoxin produced by microscopic algae and consumed by mudworms at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico could end up in human diets via fish and shellfish.

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Scientists a step closer to predicting epidemics
Scientists a step closer to predicting epidemics

Ecologists at the University of Georgia have taken an important step in their efforts to develop an early warning system for infectious disease outbreaks. A team led by Eamon B.

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