CNH:Diversity and Disease in a post trauma urban landscape
 

The Team

Mike Blum

Position:
Associate professor, Tulane University
Director, Tulane Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research

Interests:
Population Genetics, Coupled natural-human ecosystem dynamics

Project responsibilities:
PI

Richard Campanella

Position:
Senior professor of practice, Tulane University

Interests:
GIS, spatial analysis, and the geography of landscapes and resources as it pertains to rodent habitat and populations.

Project responsibilities:
GIS analysis

Jamie Childs

Position:
Senior Research Scientist and lecturer in Epidemiology, Yale University

Interests:
Hantaviruses; Arenaviruses; Rabies; Rickettsia; Bartonella; Borrelia; Leptospira.

Project responsibilities:
Rodent ecology

Bruno Ghersi

Position:
PhD Student, Tulane University

Interest:
Public health, zoonotic diseases, disease Ecology

Project responsibilities:
Rodent trapping/ecology coordinator

Kevin Gotham

Position:
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Tulane University

Interests:
Urban sociology, Urban Ecosystems

Project responsibilities:
Social survey

Rebecca Hazen

Position:
PhD Student, Tulane University

Interests:
Population ecology and evolution of trophic interactions

Project responsibilities:
Vegetation survey coordinator

Amy Lesen

Position:
Research Associate Professor, Tulane Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research

Interests:
Coupled environmental-social systems, climate change and coastal cities/coastal communities, academic public engagement

Project responsibilities:

Joshua Lewis

Position:
Research Analyst, Tulane Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research

Interests:
Systems Ecology, Environmental History, Urban Forestry

Project responsibilities:

Timothy Madere

Position:
Pest Control Inspector

Interests:

Project responsibilities:

Anna Peterson

Position:
PhD student, Tulane University

Interests:
Zoonotic disease ecology/emergence

Project responsibilities:
Rodent Ecology Coordinator

Bradford Powers

Position:
PhD student, Tulane University

Interests:
Flood insurance, legal infraestructures and the viability of the urbanizing delta

Project responsibilities:
Social Survey

Rosalyn Rael

Position:
Postdoctoral fellow, Tulane Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research

Interests: Evolution of ecosystem structure and the impacts of the confluence of humans and natural ecosystems on patterns of species abundance and diversity

Project responsibilities:

Claudia Riegel

Position:
Director, City of New Orleans Mosquito Termite and Rodent Control Board

Interests:

Project responsibilities: Integrated Pest Management, Rodent Ecology

Caz Taylor

Position:
Assistant Professor, Tulane University

Interests: Population Ecology. Spatially distributed species movements and its effect in their population dynamics

Project responsibilities: Population Modeling