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Auburn researchers to study links between urbanization and West Nile Virus

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Two professors in Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences have been awarded a $240,000 research grant from the U.S. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program to study the links between urbanization and West Nile Virus.

Clinton-McClure Professor Graeme Lockaby, and Associate Professor Latif Kalin will conduct the project, “Impact of Forest to Urban Conversion on Human Health,” in collaboration with Wayne Zipperer at the USFS Southern Research Station, the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA, and the Georgia Department of Community Health, as well as SFWS faculty members Krisztian Magori and Wayde Morse.

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