We have a new paper published this month in mBio. The paper estimates vaccine-induced heterogeneity in susceptibility and explores the effect of this distribution of vaccine protection on epidemiological dynamics. See the publication for more details.
The Langwig Lab is up and running! I am currently recruiting Virginia Tech undergraduates to help with computational work in my group. I will likely also have future opportunities for postdocs and graduate students (more specific details to come).
Kate will be starting a faculty position in the Dept. of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech in August!
Our paper on resistance of little brown bats is out in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences and has gotten some press. Some links below.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences issue on fungal disease is out. Our article is listed and available under the publications page. You can also check out the full table of contents here: http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/tackling-emerging-fungal-...
Paper accepted! Publication on development of resistance by little brown bats was accepted by Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences as part of a special issue on how humans cause evolutionary change in other organisms.
Paper accepted! Publication on factors determining differences in white-nose syndrome impacts among bat species will be published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences as part of a special issue on fungal disease.
Working in Liverpool with Gabriela Gomes for the month!
Early view of Methods in Ecology and Evolution paper is available. This paper is led by Mark Q. Wilber and demonstrates the use of integral projection models to model the temperature-dependent epizootic dynamics of the amphibian chytrid fungus.
The code can be accessed here: https://github.com/mqwilber/ipm_for_parasites
Very gloomy announcement. White-nose syndrome was detected in Washington State. This represents the largest expansion of the disease since the initial introduction in 2006.
Paper with Joseph Hoyt on how Asian bats are persisting with WNS is published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. One of Joe's photos got the journal cover!