場所：りんくうキャンパス２F第２講義室（Second lecture room）
Integrating the wildlife disease surveillance and ecology for understanding the ecology of zoonotic disease
Chen-Chih Chen, DVM, MS, PhD, ACCM Diploma
Assistant Professor, Institute of Wildlife Conservation, College of Veterinary Medicine, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
The pathogens carried by wild animals are considered as a primary source of emerging infectious diseases. Therefore, for recognizing and managing the risk, it is essential to understand the epidemiology of wildlife diseases. The objectives of disease surveillance are to detect the distribution of disease occurrence, identify the factors affect the distribution, and to assess its impact on a specific population. Due to the hiding natural of wild animals in their habitat and carcasses removed rapidly by scavengers, the majority of disease occurrences in wild animals are invisible and unrecognized. Furthermore, although we can sometimes notice the disease induced mass die-offs on the population of wild animals, evaluation of the disease impact in a specific geographic region or time period is usually a challenge. This situation is commonly seen especially in the passive surveillance program. Wildlife disease surveillance is the essential information for managing the wildlife mediate zoonotic diseases and conservation strategies. However, without the input from the discipline of wildlife ecology, the puzzle of wildlife disease would be impossible to complete. In this talk, I present studies focus on wildlife diseases surveillance and explant how the research methods adopted from wildlife ecology be integrated into the researches of wildlife diseases.