The One Health Research Group investigates the causes and control of infectious diseases in wildlife that impact biodiversity, human health and domestic animal health.
Infectious diseases of wildlife are becoming increasingly important as globalisation and environmental change are causing them to emerge and re-emerge. The One Health Research Group uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide holistic solutions to mitigate their impact.
Current research includes finding a sustainable solution to managing theamphibian chytrid fungus. OHRG researchers have been at the forefront of chytridiomycosis research, caused by the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. This disease is of major global concern as it has caused the extinction of approximately 100 amphibian species, and the decline of hundreds more.
- Associate Professor Lee Skerratt - Principal Research Fellow (Wildlife Biosecurity)
- Associate Professor Lee Berger - Principal Research Fellow (Wildlife Health and Conservation)