Rob Atwill, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Western Institute for Food Safety and Security
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA, 95616-8598
Bovine, Equine, Wildlife: Epidemiology and medical ecology of infectious diseases potentially transferred between livestock, wildlife and humans; assessing microbial contamination of the environment by livestock and wildlife. Special emphasis on microbial contamination of surface and groundwater from watersheds located in the Sierra Nevada Range, foothills along the San Joaquin Valley, and coastal regions of central and northern California. Key methods involve linking process-based experimental work with longitudinal epidemiological studies and molecular characterization to characterize rates of environmental loading, fate and hydrological transport, and dissemination of infectious diseases within and between host populations.