“Pathogens do not respect species boundaries,” says disease ecologist Thomas Gillespie, an associate professor in Emory University’s department of environmental sciences, who studies how shrinking natural habitats and changing behaviour add to the risk of diseases spilling over from animals to humans.The Guardian, March 18, 2020 “Apes are endangered primarily because of habitat loss and poaching, and more… Continue reading Covid 19 Threatens Great Apes: Professor Gillespie provides his expertise across media outlets
Why scientists are trying to keep the delicate, tattered fabric of the world's flora and fauna from unraveling completely By Tony Rehagen Link to Emory Magazine • Winter 2018
Photos in this piece are courtesy of Stanimira Deleva with the Brunca Bats Project in Costa Rica Miranda Mitchell (4+1 BS/MPH) plans to research the disease ecology of bats in Costa Rica. Her primary advisor is Professor Thomas Gillespie, whose research focuses on global health, biodiversity and conservation. We caught up with Miranda at the end… Continue reading BS/MPH 4+1 student, Miranda Mitchell, conducts field research in Costa Rica
A double major in Environmental Sciences and Biology, Kristen Cross graduated in 2013 from Emory and has recently been accepted into medical school. As she embarks on her next step, she was gracious enough to share some of the experiences that made her time at Emory in the Department of Environmental Sciences meaningful. 1. How… Continue reading Next stop, medical school: ENVS alumna, Kristen Cross (C’13).