Wildlife Genetics, Genomics, and Population Health
Laboratory of Holly Ernest DVM PhD
Developing and applying the science of DNA analysis, disease investigation, and ecological tools to answer key questions toward improved population health, conservation, and management of wildlife birds and mammals.
Expertise in wildlife of California
Educating the next generation of scientists, wildlife veterinarians, and applied ecologists.
Basic and applied research in wildlife genetics, population health, and ecology research
Undergraduate, veterinary, graduate, and post-doctoral training and education
Collaborative work toward wildlife conservation with non-profit organizations, state and federal agencies,nongovernmental organizations, and community citizen scientist volunteers
Outreach and education to the public
- WIldlife Disease Ecology
- Conservation genetics
- Landscape genetics
- Interface among disease ecology, toxicology & genetics
- invasion ecology & genetics of non-native species in California
- Kinship genetics of natural bird and mammal populations
- Population genetics and cancer incidence (pet ferrets)
- Wildlife disease epidemiology
- Field ecology for population studies
Help us through donations for our research, education and service to the public
You can help by donating money to keep our projects active or to fund the education of students who will lead wildlife conservation efforts in not-so-distant future years. Contact Dr. Holly Ernest at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org (email both).