Michelle Evans

Ph.D. Ecology (ICON)
Major Advisors: John Drake and Courtney Murdock


BA, Washington University in St. Louis, 2011

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2016

University of Georgia Presidential Fellowship, 2015

Research Interests

I am interested in the effects of land-use change on disease dynamics and ecology. Specifically, I investigate the mechanisms driving diversity-disease relationships and how anthropogenic activities alter this relationship.

  • Community Ecology
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Disease Ecology
Selected Publications

Evans MV, Dallas TA, Han BA, Murdock CC, Drake JM. 2017. Data-driven identification of potential Zika virus vectors. eLife Sciences ;6:e22053.