Walter Boyce- BS, DVM, MS, PhD
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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).
1988 PhD Parasitology, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana
Honors and Awards
2006 Carl Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award; UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Microbiology (Veterinary Parasitology)
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Center Excellence Influenza Research Surveillance, (Principal Investigator), NIH-NIAID
Principal Investigator, Avian Influenza and Wild Bird Ecology, (Principal Investigator), United States Geological Survey
Principal Investigator, West Nile Virus in Santa Cruz Island Jays, (Principal Investigator), The Nature Conservancy
Principal Investigator, Mountain Lion Project, (Principal Investigator), The Nature Conservancy
Principal Investigator, Predation on Bighorn Sheep, (Principal Investigator), California Department of Parks and Recreation
Co-Investigator, Effect of Otodectes control on otitis severity in Catalina Island Foxes, Munson/Vickers (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation
Co-Investigator, PREDICT: USAID Avian and Pandemic Influenza and Zoonotic Disease Program, Mazet (Principal Investigator), USAID
Principal Investigator, Tuberculosis epidemiology and novel transmission routes in Tanzania, (Principal Investigator), NIAID-NIH
Most Recent 10 Publications
Most Recent 5 Book Chapters
1999 Bunch, TD, WM Boyce, WR Lance, TR Spraker and ES Williams: Diseases of North American Wild Sheep, PR Krausman, (ed), University of Arizona Press. 209-237.
1996 Jessup, DA and WM Boyce: Diseases of wild ungulates and livestock, P Krausman, (ed), Rangeland Wildlife, 1st Ed. .
1995 Courtney, CH, PA Conrad and WM Boyce: Internal parasites, R Mordeci, (ed), The U.C. Davis book of dogs, 1st Ed. 387-407.
1993 Jessup, DA and WM Boyce: Arteriodactylids: diseases of wild sheep, M Fowler, (ed), Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, 3rd Ed.. 554-560.
1991 Boyce, WM: Eyeworms of dogs and cats, , The Merck Veterinary Manual, 7th Ed. .