Recent Presentations

Piazza, T. M., F. M. Dunning, W. C. Tucker, F. N. Zeytin, M. D. Samuel, and D. S. Blehert.  2010.  Development of In Vitro Assays for the Detection of Avian Botulism Type E in the Great Lakes.  48th Annual Interagency Botulism Research Coordinating Committee (IBRCC) Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, Oct 5-7, 2011.  (Poster)

LaPointe, D., P. Hobbelen, and M. D. Samuel.  Between a rock and a warm place: Climate change and the fate of endemic Hawaiian forest birds.  The Wildlife Society’s 18th Annual Conference, Kona, HI, Nov 5-10, 2011.

LaPointe, D. A., M. D. Samuel, and T. L. Thompson.  Cascading impacts: Feral pigs, mosquitoes, and avian disease in Hawaii.  The Wildlife Society’s 18th Annual Conference, Kona, HI, Nov 5-10, 2011.

Paxton, E., C. T. Atkinson, D. Ball, J. Burgett, C. Cole, L. Crampton, J. Kraus, D. A. LaPointe, L. Mehrhoff, and M. D. Samuel.  Keeping Hawaii’s forest birds one step ahead of diseases in a warming world.  The Wildlife Society’s 18th Annual Conference, Kona, HI, Nov 5-10, 2011.

Henaux, V., M. D. Samuel, and J. Parmley.  Transmission of avian influenza virus in wild waterfowl.  The Wildlife Society’s 18th Annual Conference, Kona, HI, Nov 5-10, 2011.

Blanchong, J. D. Grear, B. Weckworth, D. Keane, K. Scribner, and M. Samuel.  Effects of chronic wasting disease on reproduction and recruitment in Wisconsin white-tailed deer.  The Wildlife Society’s 18th Annual Conference, Kona, HI, Nov 5-10, 2011.

Robinson, S., M. Samuel, D. Lopez, and P. Shelton.  Landscape genetics shed light on deer dispersal and population contact in Wisconsin – Illinois chronic wasting disease zone.  The Wildlife Society’s 18th Annual Conference, Kona, HI, Nov 5-10, 2011.

Thiagarajan, B., C. Jennelle, G. Wasserberg, and M. D. Samuel.  Modeling transmission dynamics of chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin white-tailed deer.    The Wildlife Society’s 18th Annual Conference, Kona, HI, Nov 5-10, 2011.  (Poster)

Samuel, M. D., C. T. Atkinson, B. Woodworth, and P. Hart.  Avian malaria in Hawaiian forest birds: elevation and species differences in disease transmission and population impacts.  The Wildlife Society’s 18th Annual Conference, Kona, HI, Nov 5-10, 2011. 

Henaux, V. M. D. Samuel, B. Thiagarajan, and C. Jennelle.  Differential age and sex-specific rates of chronic wasting disease infection in Wisconsin white-tailed deer.  61st International conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, Lyons, France, July 22-27, 2012.

Johnson, C. J., C. J. Booth, C. B. Smith, J. M. Aiken, M. D. Samuel, and J. A. Pedersen.  Detection of prion protein associate with cervid chronic wasting disease in environmental samples.  National Science Foundation, EEID program, annual PI meeting, Berkeley, CA, March 25-28, 2012. (Poster)

Johnson, C. J., C. J. Booth, C. B. Smith, J. M. Aiken, M. D. Samuel, and J. A. Pedersen.  Detection of prion protein associate with cervid chronic wasting disease in environmental samples.  61st International conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, Lyons, France, July 22-27, 2012. (Poster)

Atkinson, C. T., D. A. LaPointe, T. Giambelluca, R. Camp, S. I Jarvi, and M. D. Samuel.  Ecology of avian pox and malaria in the Hawaiian Islands: an ongoing conservation crisis.  Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Bonito, Brazil, June 18-22, 2012.

Johnson, C.J.; Booth, C.J.; Smith, C.B.; Aiken, J.M.; Samuel, M.; Pedersen, J.A. Detection of prion protein associated with cervid chronic wasting disease in environmental samples. S11.03-P-7. Eurosoil 2012, Bari, Italy, July 2-6, 2012.

Robinson, S., M. Samuel, D. Lopez, and P. Shelton.  Dispersal across an infected landscape: landscape genetics informs landscape epidemiological models of chronic wasting disease spread in the Midwest. 61st International conference of the Wildlife Disease Association, Lyons, France, July 22-27, 2012. (Poster)

Piazza, T.M., D.S. Blehert, M.D. Samuel, F.M. Dunning, F.N. Zeytin, and W.C. Tucker.  Development of an in vitro assay for detecting botulinum neurotoxin type E with application to avian botulism in the Great Lakes.  7th International Conference on Basic and Therapeutic Aspects of Botulinum and Tetanus Toxins, Santa Fe, NM, Oct 2-5, 2011. (Poster).

Piazza, T.M., D.S. Blehert, M.D. Samuel, F.M. Dunning, F.N. Zeytin, and W.C. Tucker.  A new in vitro method for detecting botulinum neurotoxin type E.  Avian botulism in distressed Great Lakes environments project planning meeting.  Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes National Program Office, Chicago, IL, Jan 10, 2012.

Samuel, M. D.  What you always wanted to know about chronic wasting disease, but were afraid to ask.  Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Portland, OR, Oct 13-18, 2012.

Jara, R. F., and M. D. Samuel.  Seroprevalence of Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis and heartworm in Gray Wolves from Wisconsin between 1985 and 2008.  Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Portland, OR, Oct 13-18, 2012. (Poster)