I started my career in France where I studied zoonoses to develop prophylactic protocols and management plans to reduce the risk for human populations. My research focused on the ecology of the wild hosts of the pathogens with a special interest for red fox management. In the last 20 years, following the emergence of an aggressive transmissible cancer, Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), Tasmanian devils have declined by 85%. This is a unique opportunity to further my research in ecoepidemiology by studying the spatial and demographic mechanisms underlying infectious diseases. Relying on long term trapping records, GPS collars and DNA samples, my PhD will provide unprecedented knowledge on the impact of infectious disease epidemics from a meta-population response to the individual behaviour.
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