Centre for Wildlife Management

Wildlife, Livestock & Zoonotic Diseases

Wildlife, Livestock and Zoonotic Diseases

Infectious disease poses a threat to conservation, particularly where disease is novel or introduced.

These diseases become economically significant when they involve livestock hosts. When they are serious for human health, they are zoonotic. So, managing disease encompasses complications and concerns about conservation, economics and public health

Biodiversity losses to disease are not fully understood but are of global concern. The costs of controlling Bovine TB are estimated to exceed £1 billion over the next 10 years. 

Predicting how and when disease will spread is a prerequisite for effective management and control. 

We work on a wide range of diseases of wildlife and livestock concern. We integrate skills in ecology, modelling and management for policy to increase our understanding of the complex systems.

Research topics and publications