Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

The Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID) is based in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA USA.  The mission of CEID is to make the University of Georgia a world leader in the fight against infectious diseases through innovative research, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and educating the next generation of scientists.  The Center seeks to cultivate an intellectual community where scientific curiosity is valued, rigorous solutions to the problems posed by ecology and infectious diseases are sought, and technical skills are developed and transferred to the rising generation of scientists.  Association with the Infectious Disease Ecology Across Scales graduate program allows for enhanced student education through integration of various biological disciplines related to infectious disease, quantitative training, and media communications.  Recent research from Center-associated faculty includes investigations of the link between climate change and infectious disease, the influence of abiotic conditions on environmental persistence of pathogens infecting insects, and the quantification of direct and indirect species relation using a compartmental ecosystems model.

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