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Hoye, Bethany J. Dr.

Lecturer

  • Affiliate - Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Lecturer - School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

Overview


My research spans the fields of disease ecology and migration biology, drawing on theories and techniques from physiological ecology, community ecology, and molecular biology.

I'm interested in a range of questions, including:

  • How parasites, symbionts, and their genetic material (think antimicrobial resistance genes) are transmitted and maintained in wildlife
  • The impact of parasites and symbionts on animal performance
  • How environmental disturbance alters animal movements and infection
  • The ecological consequences of changed movement and/or infection patterns

I'm a generalist when it comes to study system – waterfowl and avian influenza viruses across Northern Europe, amphibians with trematode parasites in the western United States, shorebirds of the East-Asian-Australasian Flyway and their viruses, intestinal parasites, and gut microbiota, and seagulls with viruses and antimicrobial resistant bacteria here in Wollongong. I am currently interested in extending these studies to better understand how external stressors, such as habitat modification and food shortages influence movement behaviour and resilience to additional stressors.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Disease ecology and migration biology, including:

    • Transmission and maintenance of pathogens and symbionts in wildlife
    • Impact of pathogens and symbionts on animal performance
    • Ecological disturbance and animal movements
    • Ecological consequences of animal migrations.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Entomological Aspects of Human Decomposition Dawson, Blake

Full Name


  • Bethany Jane Hoye

Mailing Address


  • School of Biological Sciences

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • A-4486-2010

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Disease ecology and migration biology, including:

    • Transmission and maintenance of pathogens and symbionts in wildlife
    • Impact of pathogens and symbionts on animal performance
    • Ecological disturbance and animal movements
    • Ecological consequences of animal migrations.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Entomological Aspects of Human Decomposition Dawson, Blake

Full Name


  • Bethany Jane Hoye

Mailing Address


  • School of Biological Sciences

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • A-4486-2010