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Skylar Hopkins

Assistant Professor

North Carolina State University

Department of Applied Ecology


Area(s) of Expertise

I study how global change impacts parasites, other wildlife, and people, and the solutions that we might use to conserve parasites and wildlife and protect human health into the future. Sometimes my work explores how we can conserve wildlife threatened by emerging infectious diseases, which often have underlying climate drivers. Other times I explore how conservation and health can be advanced at the same time, even though both sectors are threatened by climate change and other aspects of global change. We have an active SE CASC funded project to work with managers and stakeholders to quantify cave microclimates and biodiversity across the southeastern United States.