Press and Publications

Recent Press

As COVID-19 continues, experts warn of next pandemic likely to come from animals (ABC News, 3 September 2020)

Coronavirus transmission risk increases along wildlife supply chains (Science Daily, 10 August 2020)

Wildlife Tourism Can Pose Disease Threat to Wild Animals (Earth Island Journal, 18 May 2020)

‘Deforestation, exploitation of wildlife leads to pandemics like Covid-19’: Epidemiologist (Hindustan Times, 13 May 2020)

COVID-19 Briefing Series: UC Research (UCOP, 29 April 2020)

To prevent the next pandemic, scientists search for animal zero (The Verge, 10 April 2020)

Wildlife exploitation = infectious disease risk (Cosmos Magazine, 09 April 2020)

Coronavirus: Exploiting nature 'drives outbreaks of new diseases' (BBC, 08 April 2020)

Why do viruses jump from animals to humans? Clues to the COVID-19 pandemic (Royal Society, 08 April 2020)

A real life 'Contagion': Humans may be to blame for viruses jumping from animals to us (CNN Health, 07 April 2020)

The Link Between Virus Spillover, Wildlife Extinction and the Environment (UC Davis, 07 April 2020)

Habitat Destruction And Biodiversity Loss at the Root of Emerging Infectious Diseases (UC Davis, 07 April 2020)

Risk of Virus Spillover From Animals to Humans Increases Through Wildlife Exploitation and Domestication (Newsweek, 07 April 2020)

What Could Warming Mean for Pathogens like Coronavirus? (Scientific American, 9 March 2020)


Selected Publications

Huong NQ, Nga NTT, Long NV, Luu BD, Latinne A, Pruvot M, Phuong NT, Quang LTV, Hung VV, Lan NT, Hoa NT, Minh PQ, Diep NT, Tung N, Ky VD, Roberton SI, Thuy HB, Long NV, Gilbert M, Wicker L, Mazet JAK, Johnson CK, Goldstein T, Tremeau-Bravard A, Ontiveros V, Joly DO, Walzer C, Fine AE. Coronavirus testing indicates transmission risk increases along wildlife supply chains for human consumption in Viet Nam, 2013-2014. PLoS ONE 2020 Aug 10;15(8): e0237129.

Baek HE, Bandivadekar RR, Pandit P, Mah M, Sehgal RN, Tell LA. TaqMan quantitative real-time PCR for detecting Avipoxvirus DNA in various sample types from hummingbirds. Plos one. 2020 Jun 11;15(6):e0230701.

Evans TS, Myat TW, Aung P, Oo ZM, Maw MT, Toe AT, Aung TH, Hom NS, Shein KT, Thant KZ, Win YT. Bushmeat hunting and trade in Myanmar’s central teak forests: Threats to biodiversity and human livelihoods. Global Ecology and Conservation. 2020 Jun 1;22:e00889.

Valitutto MT, Aung O, Tun KY, Vodzak ME, Zimmerman D, Yu JH, Win YT, Maw MT, Thein WZ, Win HH, Dhanota J., Ontiveros V, Smith B, Tremeau-Brevard A, Goldstein T, Johnson CK, Murray S, Mazet J. Detection of novel coronaviruses in bats in Myanmar. PloS one. 2020 Apr 9;15(4):e0230802.

Johnson CK, Hitchens PL, Pandit PS, Rushmore J, Evans TS, Young CC, Doyle MM. Global shifts in mammalian population trends reveal key predictors of virus spillover risk. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 2020 Apr 8;287(1924):20192736.

Evans TS, Shi Z, Boots M, Liu W, Olival KJ, Xiao X, Vandewoude S, Brown H, Chen JL, Civitello DJ, Escobar L. Synergistic China–US ecological research is essential for global emerging infectious disease preparedness. EcoHealth. 2020 Jan 1:1-4.

Pandit PS, Doyle MM, Smart KM, Young CC, Drape GW, Johnson CK. Predicting wildlife reservoirs and global vulnerability to zoonotic Flaviviruses. Nature communications. 2018 Dec 21;9(1):1-0.

Smiley Evans T, Tutaryebwa L, Gilardi KV, Barry PA, Marzi A, Eberhardt M, Ssebide B, Cranfield MR, Mugisha O, Mugisha E, Kellermann S., Mazet JAK, Johnson CK. Suspected exposure to filoviruses among people contacting wildlife in southwestern Uganda. The Journal of infectious diseases. 2018 Nov 22;218(suppl_5):S277-86.