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Walter Boyce
Professor and Researcher
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

WHC
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 4629
wmboyce@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

The ecology of infectious diseases and their hosts at the interface of wildlife, domestic animals and people. Major areas of research include zoonoses (avian influenza viruses, West Nile virus), veterinary parasitology (Psoroptes mites, Mesocestoides tapeworms), and conservation biology (bighorn sheep, mountain lions).  

Education

1988 PhD Parasitology, , Lafayette, Indiana
1985 MS Parasitology, , Gainesville, Florida
1981 DVM Veterinary Medicine, , Auburn, Alabama
1978 BS Zoology, , Auburn, Alabama

Honors and Awards

2006 Carl Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award; UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Microbiology (Veterinary Parasitology)

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Center of Excellence Influenza Research and Surveillance , (Principal Investigator), NIH-NIAID

Collaborator, Impacts of Landscape Structure, Host Demography, and Management Interventions on Disease Dynamics, VandeWoude S (Principal Investigator), NSF Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) Program

Principal Investigator, Sespe Bighorn Sheep Project, (Principal Investigator), California Department Fish and Wildlife

Principal Investigator, Center of Excellence Influenza Research and Surveillancey, (Principal Investigator), NIH - NIAID

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Walter Boyce: Ear mite removal in the Santa Catalina Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae): Controlling risk factors for cancer development. 2015 Moriarty ME, Vickers TW, Clifford DL, Garcelon DK, Gaffney PM, Lee KW, King JL, Duncan CL, Boyce WM Ear mite removal in the Santa Catalina Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae): Controlling risk factors for cancer development. PLoS One,
  • Walter Boyce: Pathology and epidemiology of ceruminous gland tumors among endangered Santa Catalina Island Foxes (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) in the Channel Islands, USA. 2015 Vickers TW, Clifford DL, Garcelon DK, King JL, Duncan CL, Gaffney PM, Boyce WM Pathology and epidemiology of ceruminous gland tumors among endangered Santa Catalina Island Foxes (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) in the Channel Islands, USA. PLoS One,
  • Walter Boyce: Survival and mortality of Pumas (Puma concolor) in a fragmented, urbanizing landscape 2015 Vickers TW, Sanchez JN, Johnson CK, Morrison SA, Botta R, Smith T, Cohen BS, Huber PR, Ernest HB, Boyce WM Survival and mortality of Pumas (Puma concolor) in a fragmented, urbanizing landscape PLoS One,
  • Walter Boyce: Genetic population structure of Peninsular bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) indicates substantial gene flow across US–Mexico border 2015 Buchalski MR, Navarro AY, Boyce WM, Vickers TW, Tobler MW, Nordstrom LA, Garcia JA, Gille DA, Penedo MCT, Ryder OA, Ernest HB Genetic population structure of Peninsular bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) indicates substantial gene flow across US–Mexico border Biol Conserv,
  • Walter Boyce: Causes of mortality and unintentional poisoning in predatory and scavenging birds in California. 2014 Kelly TR, Poppenga RH, Woods LA, Hernandez YZ, Boyce WM, Samaniego FJ, Torres SG, Johnson CK Causes of mortality and unintentional poisoning in predatory and scavenging birds in California. Vet Rec Open,
  • Walter Boyce: Fractured genetic connectivity threatens a southern california puma (Puma concolor) population. 2014 Ernest HB, Vickers TW, Morrison SA, Buchalski MR, Boyce WM Fractured genetic connectivity threatens a southern california puma (Puma concolor) population. PLoS One,
  • Walter Boyce: West Nile virus and non-West Nile virus mortality and coinfection of American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) in California. 2014 Wheeler SS, Woods LW, Boyce WM, Eckstrand CD, Langevin SA, Reisen WK, Townsend AK West Nile virus and non-West Nile virus mortality and coinfection of American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) in California. Avian Dis,
  • Walter Boyce: Evolution of puma lentivirus in bobcats (Lynx rufus) and mountain lions (Puma concolor) in North America. 2014 Lee JS, Bevins SN, Serieys LE, Vickers W, Logan KA, Aldredge M, Boydston EE, Lyren LM, McBride R, Roelke-Parker M, Pecon-Slattery J, Troyer JL, Riley SP, Boyce WM, Crooks KR, Vandewoude S Evolution of puma lentivirus in bobcats (Lynx rufus) and mountain lions (Puma concolor) in North America. J Virol,
  • Walter Boyce: Complete genome sequences of the first reported California H16 Influenza A viruses 2014 Lindsay LL, Plancarte M, Brenn-White M, Boyce WM Complete genome sequences of the first reported California H16 Influenza A viruses Genome Announc,
  • Walter Boyce: Novel gammaherpesviruses in North American domestic cats, bobcats and pumas: identification, prevalence and risk factors 2014 Troyer RM, Beatty JA, Stutzman-Rodriguez KR, Carver S, Lozano CC, Lee JS, Lappin MR, Riley SP, Serieys LE, Logan KA, Sweanor LL, Boyce WM, Vickers TW, McBride R, Crooks KR, Lewis JS, Cunningham MW, Rovnak J, Quackenbush SL, Vandewoude S Novel gammaherpesviruses in North American domestic cats, bobcats and pumas: identification, prevalence and risk factors J Virol,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Padgett KA, Crosbie PR, Boyce WM: Section III Platyhelminthes: Cestoda: Chapter 25. Mesocestoides, Liu D, (ed), Molecular Detection of Human Parasitic Pathogens. 277-86.

1999 Bunch TD, Boyce WM, Hibler CP, Lance WR, Spraker TR, Williams ES: Diseases of North American Wild sheep, Valdez R, Krausman PR, (ed), Mountant Sheep of North America, Tuscon, AZ. 209-37.

1996 Jessup DA, Boyce WM: Diseases of wild ungulates and livestock, Krausman PR, (ed), Rangeland Wildlife, 1st edition. .

1995 Courtney CH, Conrad PA, Boyce WM: Internal parasites, Siegal M, (ed), The UC Davis Book of Dogs, 1st edition. 387-407.

1993 Jessup DA, Boyce WM: Arteriodactylids: Diseases of wild sheep, Fowler ME, (ed), Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, 3rd Ed., Philadelphia and London. 554-60.