085**I’ve moved to a group website and will be discontinuing this site. Check it out here https://www.diseaseecology.org/ **

Welcome to my personal research website! Here I provide a summary of my research projects, and will keep you updated on their progress and relevant other news.

I’m an Aussie, exploring the world through research. I have broad interests in wildlife population and disease ecology, and work mainly with rodents, bats and rabbits – although for me it’s more about the concepts and research questions than particular taxa. I employ a diverse range of field and laboratory methods, and have a fondness for powerful field experiments.

Much of my research can be divided into two very general themes: 1) investigating how zoonotic pathogens, especially viruses, are maintained and transmitted within and among wildlife populations – with implications for predicting and mitigating human disease risk; and 2) investigating the effects of parasites and pathogens on wildlife host fitness – with implications for understanding fluctuations in abundance for conservation and pest management purposes. My projects are primarily based in the United States, Finland and Kenya, and I work with an excellent network of collaborators from around the world.

Please contact me if you have any queries or would like to be involved with my research

–     kmforbes[at]uark.edu

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