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Researcher: Comte, S (Mr Sebastien Comte)

Fields of Research

Veterinary epidemiology
Behavioural ecology
Conservation and biodiversity
Animal behaviour
Host-parasite interactions
Veterinary immunology
Population ecology

Research Objectives

Terrestrial biodiversity
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response)
Clinical health
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A transmissible cancer shifts from emergence to endemism in Tasmanian devils; Science
Blood parasites in endangered wildlife-trypanosomes discovered during a survey of haemoprotozoa from the Tasmanian devil; Pathogens
Changes in spatial organization following an acute epizootic: Tasmanian devils and their transmissible cancer; Global Ecology and Conservation
Evolution and lineage dynamics of a transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils; PLoS Biology
Home range size scales to habitat amount and increasing fragmentation in a mobile woodland specialist; Ecology and Evolution
Isotopic niche variation in Tasmanian devils Sarcophilus harrisii with progression of devil facial tumor disease; Ecology and Evolution
Large-effect loci affect survival in Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) infected with a transmissible cancer; Molecular Ecology
Retrospective analyses of fox feces by real-time PCR to identify new endemic areas of Echinococcus multilocularis in France; Parasitology Research
Tracing the rise of malignant cell lines: distribution, epidemiology and evolutionary interactions of two transmissible cancers in Tasmanian devils; Evolutionary Applications
Transcriptomics of Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) ear tissue reveals homogeneous gene expression patterns across a heterogeneous landscape; Genes

Research Projects

Demography and epidemiology of Tasmanian devils and facial tumour disease in long-diseased areas; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)

Research Candidate Supervision