We seek a Ph.D. student to investigate white-tailed deer behaviors relevant to the transmission of chronic wasting disease (CWD). This study is part of a USDA-funded project modeling CWD transmission dynamics in deer. CWD is caused by prions (misfolded, infectious proteins) that transmit between deer through direct contact and indirectly through environment reservoirs. This project will require working with video data of deer behaviors, including video camera traps that monitor deer behavior at potential environmental reservoirs and videos from GPS collars fitted with video cameras that monitor deer behaviors and contacts on the landscape. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with collaborators at the Wisconsin

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