I think it’s safe to say no one likes to get shots. It’s not just something unpleasant that humans experience, but our pets do as well!
Dogs and cats require vaccinations to stay healthy and safe, just like humans. They’re something we can use to safeguard them against preventable diseases while also ensuring they don’t spread those diseases to other animals.
In Thailand, dogs are the main carrier of rabies, according to a recent study.
I am broadly interested in how human activities influence the ability of wildlife to persist in the modified environments that we create.
Specifically, my research investigates how the configuration and composition of landscapes influence the movement and population dynamics of forest birds. Both natural and human-derived fragmenting of habitat can influence where birds settle, how they access the resources they need to survive and reproduce, and these factors in turn affect population demographics. Most recently, I have been studying the ability of individuals to move through and utilize forested areas which have been modified through timber harvest as they seek out resources for the breeding and postfledging phases. As well I am working in collaboration with Parks Canada scientists to examine in the influence of high density moose populations on forest bird communities in Gros Morne National Park. Many of my projects are conducted in collaboration or consultation with representatives of industry and government agencies, seeking to improve the management and sustainability of natural resource extraction.