Cassie Ferri

House committee discusses wildlife disease

At a U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources hearing on April 29, legislators discussed the importance of monitoring wildlife disease and recognized its role in preventing public health crises. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across

FYI News

Deer harvests up amid pandemic

In the midst of the pandemic, hunters harvested the most deer in nearly a decade. According to the National Deer Association’s annual Deer Report, hunters harvested an estimated 6.3 million white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) during

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Which species may spread COVID-19?

Researchers have created a computer model to help predict which mammal species are most likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2. The virus, which causes COVID-19 in humans, can affect a variety of wildlife species. Three

Dana Kobilinsky

COVID-19 lockdowns brought out the birds

Nicola Koper had been studying the impacts of human development and traffic on wildlife for decades, often creating manipulative experiments to test how noise affects different species. When COVID-19 lockdowns began, she realized, so did