The Team

Mike Blum

Mike Blum

Position: Associate Professor, Tulane University

Director, Tulane-Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research

Interests: Population Genetics, Couples natural-human ecosystem dynamics

Project responsibilities: PI

Richard Campanella

Richard Campanella

Position: Senior Professor of Practice, Tulane University

Interests: GIS, spatial analysis, and the geography of landscapes and resources as it pertains to rodent habitat and populations.

Project responsibilities: GIS analysis

Jamie Childs

Jamie Childs

Position: Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer in Epidemiology, Yale University

Interests: Hantaviruses; Arenaviruses; Rabies, Rickettsia; Bartonella; Borrelia; and Leptospira

Project responsibilities: Rodent ecology

Bruno Ghersi

Bruno Ghersi

Position: PhD Student, Tulane University

Interests: Public Health, Zoonotic diseases, disease Ecology

Project responsibilities: Rodent trapping and Ecology coordinator

 

Kevin Gotham

Kevin Gotham

Position: Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Tulane University

Interests: Urban sociology, Urban Ecosystems

Project responsibilities: Social survey

Rebecca Hazen

Rebecca Hazen

Position: PhD Student, Tulane University

Interests: Population ecology and evolution trophic interactions

Project responsibilities: Vegetation survey coordinator

Amy Lesen

Amy Lesen

Position: Associate Professor, Tulane-Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research

Interests: Coupled environmental-social systems, climate change and coastal cities, coastal communities, and academic public engagement

Project responsibilities:

Joshua Lewis

Joshua Lewis

Position: Research Analyst, Tulane-Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research

Interests: Systems Ecology, Environmental History, Urban Forestry

Project responsibilities:

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Timothy Madere

Position: Pest Control Inspector

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Anna Peterson

Anna Peterson

Position: PhD student, Tulane University

Interests: Zoonotic disease ecology and emergence

Project responsibilities: Rodent Ecology Coordinator

Bradford Powers

Bradford Powers

Position: PhD Student, Tulane University

Interests: Flood insurance, legal infrastructures and the viability of the urbanizing delta

Project responsibilities: Social Survey

Rosalyn Rael

Rosalyn Rael

Position: Postdoctoral fellow, Tulane-Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research

Interests: Evolution of ecosystem structure and the impacts of the humans and natural ecosystems on patterns of species abundance and diversity

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Claudia Riegel

Claudia Riegel

Position: Director, City if New Orleans Mosquito Termite and Rodent Control Board

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Project responsibilities: Integrated Pest Management, Rodent Ecology

Caz Taylor

Caz Taylor

Position: Assistant Professor, Tulane University

Interests: Population Ecology, spatially distributed species movements and its effect in their population dynamics

Project responsibilities: Population Modeling