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Researcher: Flies, E (Dr Emily Flies)

Fields of Research

Occupational and workplace health and safety
Conservation and biodiversity
Medical biotechnology diagnostics (incl. biosensors)
Microbial ecology
Land use and environmental planning
Health geography
Rural and regional geography
Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Health promotion
Environmental epidemiology
Social determinants of health
Urban and regional planning
Animal immunology
Environmental management
Community child health
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Global change biology
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Cellular immunology
Evolutionary ecology
Natural resource management
Sustainable design
Infectious diseases
Decision support and group support systems
Health and community services
Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
Medical microbiology
Infectious agents
Mental health services
Health services and systems
Implementation science and evaluation
Veterinary immunology
Environment policy
Health economics
Health equity

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Terrestrial biodiversity
Rural and remote area health
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Prevention of human diseases and conditions
Evaluation of health outcomes
Other environmental management
Sustainability indicators
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Other information and communication services
Determinants of health
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Health education and promotion
Air quality
Air quality, atmosphere and weather
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Climate change mitigation strategies
Adolescent health
Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response)
Environmental education and awareness
Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
Government and politics
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Urban planning

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in American robins and gray catbirds: an assessment of reservoir competence and disease in captive wildlife; Journal of Medical Entomology
A spatial analysis of access to physical activity infrastructure and healthy food in regional Tasmania; Frontiers in Public Health
An oral bait vaccination approach for the Tasmanian devil facial tumor diseases; Expert Review of Vaccines
Another emerging mosquito-borne disease? Endemic Ross River Virus transmission in the absence of marsupial reservoirs; Bioscience
Astro-ecology? Shifting the interdisciplinary collaboration paradigm; Ecology and Evolution
Biodiverse green space: a prescription for global urban health; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Cities, biodiversity and health: we need healthy urban microbiome initiatives; Cities & Health
City-size bias in knowledge on the effects of urban nature on people and biodiversity; Environmental Research Letters
Compromised ecosystem services from urban aerial microbiomes: a review of impacts on human immune function; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Converting mosquito surveillance to arbovirus surveillance with honey-baited nucleic acid preservation cards; Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Disentangling the environment in wildlife microbiom-behaviour interactions: Response to Davidson et al; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Early exposure to infections doesn't protect against allergies, but getting into nature might
Ecology and epidemiology of Ross River virus in South Australia
Ecosystem restoration - a public health intervention; EcoHealth
Explainer: what are antibodies and why are viruses like dengue worse the second time?
Forecasting future global food demand: A systematic review and meta-analysis of model complexity; Environment International
Four Islands EcoHealth Network: an Australasian initiative building synergies between the restoration of ecosystems and human health; Restoration Ecology
Healthy People and Communities through interactions with nature; Tas Landcare Conference
How a new test is revolutionising what we know about viruses in our midst
How Australian wildlife spread and suppress Ross River virus
Improving public health intervention for mosquito-borne disease: the value of geovisualization using source of infection and LandScan data; Epidemiology and Infection
Mainstreaming microbes across biomes; Bioscience
Managing Urban Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Health
Mosquito communities with trap height and urban-rural gradient in Adelaide, South Australia: implications for disease vector surveillance; Journal of Vector Ecology
Multispecies sustainability; Global Sustainability
Nature-based citizen science as a mechanism to improve human health in urban areas; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Oceans and society: feedbacks between ocean and human health; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Physical activity and food environments in and around schools: a case study in regional North-West Tasmania; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Regional comparison of mosquito bloodmeals in South Australia: implications for Ross River virus ecology; Journal of Medical Entomology
Review of 'Impacts of Climate Change on Allergens and Allergic Diseases. Editor PJ Beggs. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1-107-04893-5. 2016'
Ross River virus and the necessity of multi-scale, eco-epidemiological analyses; The Journal of Infectious Disease
Socioecological predictors of immune defences in wild spotted hyenas; Functional Ecology
The Hobart Declaration on EcoHealth: Ecological restoration that supports human health
The impact of green space and biodiversity on health: synthesis and systematic review; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Trust, connection and equity: Can understanding context help to establish successful Campus Community Gardens?; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Urban-associated diseases: candidate diseases, environmental risk factors, and a path forward; Environment International
Urbanisation reduces the abundance and diversity of airborne microbes - but what does that mean for our health? A systematic review; Science of The Total Environment

Research Projects

Anthropogenic impacts on environmental microbiomes; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Healthy Future Environments and People; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Human health and the aerial microbiome: uncovering interactions across Australia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Microbiomes in Tasmania: questions, collaboration and connection with industry; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
National Environmental Research Program 2: Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub - NESP 2; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
NESP 2 Sustainable Communities and Waste hub : IP1; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Wildlife and microbiomes in the city: Urbanites, big and small; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
GreyScan TVD Extension

Research Candidate Supervision