Current Research Projects

The ecology of an environmentally maintained episodic disease: anthrax in Etosha National Park, Nambia: This project is funded by NIH for the period 2007-2012. The primary collaborators are the Etosha Ecological Institute (Werner Kilian), the Mammal Research Institute at the University of Pretoria (Elissa Cameron,, Amanda Bastos), Northern Arizona Univeristy (Paul Keim), Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (Tamas Torok, Gary Andersen, Eoin Brodie), Universiteat Hohenheim (Wolfgang Beyer), University of the Witwatersrand (Neville Pitts), University of London Royal Veterinary College (Mark Fox).

Movement Ecology: During Sept 06 to August 07 Wayne Getz participated in the Movement Ecology Group sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Sudies at the the Hebrew Univerisity of Jerusalem. Currently a collaborative project with Ran Nathan is funded by the US-Israel Bi-National Science Foundation and the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies is hosting a collaboraiont among Wayne Getz, Norman Owen-Smith and David Saltz.

Analysis and modeling of the HIV/TB co-panidemic in South Africa: This research is done in association with SACEMA in South Africa.


Recently Completed Projects

The spread of bovine tuberculosis in the African Buffalo in Kruger National Park: This project (see website) is funded by NSF for the period 2000-2005 and supports the research of several graduate students at Berkeley and in South Africa. The primary collaborators in South Africa are the Mammal Research Institute at the University of Pretoria and Scientific Services at Kruger National Park

Merging dynamical systems modeling and analysis at different levels of biological organization: This project is funded by a James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative grant for the period 2003-2008. The aims and scope of this project are post at the J.S. McDonnell Website.

Forecasting HIV Evolution: This project is funded by NIDA/NIH for the period 2000-2005. The primary collaborators are Travis Porco (maintainer of the MathEpi website) at the California Department of Health and Colleagues at UCSF.

Ecological function and resilience of acid mine drainage microbial communities: This acid mine drainage project is funded by an NSF Biocomplexity grant for the period 2002-2006. The principle investigator is Jill Banfield with Mary Power and myself as Co-PIs.

Merging the layers of life: This is a project funded by the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS) that begin in 2002 representing a collabarotion among Hans Westerhoff at the University of Amesterdam, the Triple J group at the University of Stellenbosch, and myself.