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Lauren White finished her Ph.D. in July of 2018 at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior where she worked in the Craft and Forester lab groups. She completed her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and B.A. in Spanish in 2012 at the University of Virginia.
She is broadly interested in One Health—the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health—and its implications for the spread of disease. The goal of hrt dissertation research was to characterize how three different types of heterogeneity can alter individual infectiousness in domestic animal and wildlife populations: (1) host heterogeneity: variation in host behavior and susceptibility, (2) contact heterogeneity: sociality that affects community structure within populations, and (3) spatial heterogeneity: patchiness in resource and host density across a landscape.
|Genotype and sex-based host variation in behaviour and susceptibility drives population disease dynamics||
Nov 11, 2020
Article published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
|Elements of disease in a changing world: modelling feedbacks between infectious disease and ecosystems||
Oct 12, 2020
Article published in Ecology Letters.
|Disease-mediated ecosystem services: Pathogens, plants, and people||
Jun 15, 2020
Article published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution.
|A mechanistic, stigmergy model of territory formation in solitary animals: Territorial behavior can dampen disease prevalence but increase persistence||
Jun 11, 2020
Article published in PLOS Computational Biology.
|Modeling the Justinianic Plague: Comparing hypothesized transmission routes||
Apr 30, 2020
Article published in PLOS One.
|Trade-Offs with Telemetry-Derived Contact Networks for Infectious Disease Studies in Wildlife||
Jan 23, 2020
Article published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution.