I am broadly interested in processes of extinction driven by climate change, and the impact biodiversity loss has on the emergence of infectious diseases. In particular my research focuses on the development of statistical models fitted from community ecology data that test: (1) the extinction risk different parasites face at broad biogeographic scales, (2) the link between parasite biodiversity and the dilution of virulent pathogens at the metacommunity scale, and (3) the epidemiology and community ecology of emerging zoonotic diseases like Ebola hemorrhagic fever.
Dougherty, E.R.*, C.J. Carlson*, V.M. Bueno, K.R. Burgio, C.A. Cizauskas, C.F. Clements, D.P. Seidel, and N.C. Harris. (2015) Paradigms for parasite conservation. Conservation Biology: in press.
Getz, W.M., J.-P. Gonzalez, R. Salter, J. Bangura, C.J. Carlson, M. Coomber, E. Dougherty, D. Kargbo, N.D. Wolfe, and N. Wauquier. (2015) Tactics and strategies for managing Ebola outbreaks and the salience of immunization. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine 2015: 9p. doi: 10.1155/2015/736507.
C.J. Carlson, et al. (2013) The more parasites, the better? Science 342 (6162): 1041.
Landberg, T., C. J. Carlson, et al. (2010) Natural History Notes: Chelydra serpentina serpentina L. (Eastern Snapping Turtle). Survival after injury. Herpetological Review 41(1):70-71.
Honors and Awards
Pacific Standard "30 under 30" (2015)
Pearson Prize National Fellowship (2011)
Harry S. Truman Scholarship (2011)
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (2011)
Morris K. Udall Scholarship (2010)
Modeling & Management of Natural Resources (ESPM 104) - Fall 2014 & 2015
Quantitative Aspects of Global Environmental Problems (ER 102) - Spring 2015
University of Connecticut:
Foundations of Biology (BIOL 1102) - Spring 2013
Evolutionary Biology (EEB 2245) - Fall 2012
Mailing addressDepartment of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720