The Resource Interactions and Pathogen Transmission Between Carnivores in Madagascar, Fidisoa Rasambainarivo

Interactions and Pathogen Transmission Between Carnivores in Madagascar, Fidisoa Rasambainarivo

Label
Interactions and Pathogen Transmission Between Carnivores in Madagascar
Title
Interactions and Pathogen Transmission Between Carnivores in Madagascar
Statement of responsibility
Fidisoa Rasambainarivo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Introduced carnivores exert considerable pressure on native predators through predation, competition and disease transmission. Improved understanding of determinant factors of interactions and pathogen transmission between introduced and endemic wildlife may help to predict disease emergence, avoid pathogen spillover and help control outbreaks. Using non-invasive camera traps, I identified areas where transmission of pathogens might happen through records of shared space-use within a protected area in Eastern Madagascar. I showed that indirect interactions between animals were more likely to occur near the research station which may constitute a disease transmission hotspot for carnivores in the landscape. Secondly, I investigated the associations between individual and spatial variables with the exposure to pathogens in multiple sympatric endemic carnivores. I showed that individual characteristics such as age, sex and species are associated with exposure to Toxoplasma gondii, but not Leptospira spp. or Canine Parvovirus. Finally, I revealed where exchange of microbes has already occurred by using microbial genetics of Escherichia coli. Specifically, DNA fingerprinting methods were used to construct a microbial-sharing network between carnivores in the Betampona natural reserve ecosystem. Collectively, the results that are presented here may help the conservation efforts of the unique Malagasy carnivores by highlighting the need for disease monitoring and mitigation at the domestic animal and wildlife interface of Madagascar
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Cataloging source
UMS
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Rasambainarivo, Fidisoa
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2018
Granting institution
University of Missouri--St. Louis
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Carnivorous animals
  • Introduced animals
  • Madagascar
Label
Interactions and Pathogen Transmission Between Carnivores in Madagascar, Fidisoa Rasambainarivo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed September 3, 2018)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1055554081
Extent
1 online resource (140 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1055554081
Label
Interactions and Pathogen Transmission Between Carnivores in Madagascar, Fidisoa Rasambainarivo
Publication
Note
Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed September 3, 2018)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1055554081
Extent
1 online resource (140 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1055554081

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