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Disease Ecology in a Changing World: Why Should We Care in Texas
Texas Wildlife Association

September, 2016

Wildlife for Lunch Webinar Series

 

Disease Ecology in a Changing World: Why Should We Care in Texas?
Please Join TWA and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension for the next Wildlife for Lunch webinar!
  
When:  Thursday, September 15th, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CDT
 
Topic: "Disease Ecology in a Changing World: Why Should We Care in Texas?"  
 
For several emergent zoonotic diseases (diseases in wildlife that can infect humans), human driven changes in landscapes and in animal communities have created scenarios for increased human risk of exposure to pathogens.  And, contrary to most people beliefs, there are several zoonotic pathogens in Texas that deserve our attention.  The Disease Ecology Laboratory at Texas State University, is conducting research in the ecology of several pathogens such as Hantaviruses, Trypanosomes, and tick-borne diseases.  This webinar will cover these examples and other questions being addressed by the lab and how they relate to landowners, wildlife enthusiasts, and outdoor recreationists in Texas.
 
Presented by: Dr. Ivan Castro - Arellano, Texas State University
 
Where: Anywhere with a computer, smartphone, or tablet and internet access
 
Cost: FREE!
 
How to sign on: Simply point your browser to https://texas-wildlife.webex.com on the day of the webinar and click to join the Wildlife for Lunch webinar.  Each web based seminar is fully interactive and allows you to engage the experts, make comments, and ask questions during the course of the presentation.
 
New This Year: The WFL Webinars are now available for viewing on your smart phone or tablet.  To sign on, download the WebEx app and either follow the link above or key in the meeting number (663 320 334) to access the event directly.
 
If you cannot make the live webinar: Each webinar is archived and available for viewing following the initial air date at the TWA website: www.texas-wildlife.org
 
For more information: Contact TWA's Clinton Faas at cfaas@texas-wildlife.org or call 1-800-839-9453


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