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Jim Desmond

Consultant, Wildlife Conservation & Emerging Disease

Jim Desmond

As a consulting veterinarian at EcoHealth Alliance, Jim Desmond helps run programs around the world as part of the organization's efforts to conduct targeted viral discovery in emerging disease hot spots.
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Photos from the Field


From Bangladesh to Brazil, experience what it’s like to rescue sea turtles off the coast of Mexico or trudge through tropical rainforests searching for the next emerging deadly disease. EcoHealth Alliance scientists give you a snapshot from the field and personal accounts of conservation projects like these from around the world.

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Where the bison and the prairie dogs roam!

Posted by Melinda Rostal on March 12, 2015

I spent the past week at the Janos Biosphere Reserve in Chihuahua Mexico hosting a workshop with our long time partners at the Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

What I did on my summer vacation!

Posted by on August 1, 2014

The two goals of my project are to study the abundance of endangered wild orangutans in different habitat gradients and survey for the prevalence of viruses and parasites.

Dusk to Dawn

Posted by on July 24, 2014

EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Interns blog about their experience.

Bem-vindo ao Brasil

Posted by on May 16, 2014

All of these experiences - and many others - brought me to this opportunity: working on Dengue Fever in Recife, Brazil through the EcoHealth Net Research Exchange Program!

Why wildlife health is important for conservation

Posted by Catherine Machalaba on December 3, 2013

Wildlife health is an important and growing, yet often overlooked, component of the conservation of wild species. Just like humans and domestic animals, wildlife are susceptible to intra- and inter-species diseases that can cause morbidity (the number of individuals in poor health in a given time period) and mortality.

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