New OxPods episode out! Found on the website, Spotify, Google and Apple podcasts.
When infectious diseases sweep through human populations, they can often bring detrimental effects to the health and functioning of society. But why do the pathogens that underpin these diseases require human hosts? Why do they cause illness? And importantly, can we predict how they will spread through populations?
In this episode of OxPods, I speak to Prof Sunetra Gupta, a theoretical epidemiologist who uses mathematical models to determine the evolution, diversity and spread of pathogens.
Some highlights from ringing over the last few months. I've been lucky to join a couple of other ringing groups outside of Wytham, leading to a bit more site diversity. This means I've processed some new species, particularly those found in agricultural land such as yellowhammer and corn bunting!
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