BIO 539 — Ecology of Zoonotic Diseases

(Same as EVS 539)

Semester hours: 3 (3R)   Offered: II    Instructor: Fassbinder-Orth

Over the past few decades there has been a resurgence of zoonotic diseases such as SARS and Avian Influenza. Why do zoonotic diseases emerge, and what factors lead to epidemics? This course will address these questions, and apply an ecological approach to an understanding of epidemiology in wildlife populations.

Prerequisites: P: BIO 211 & 212, and one of the following: BIO 351, 390, 432, or 481

Satisfies: Certified Writing