Climate Change and Wildlife Health: Direct and Indirect Effects

Prepared by the USGS National Wildlife Health Center, this fact sheet explains that climate change will have significant effects on wildlife, as well as human and domestic animal diseases. Effects discussed include: geographic range and distribution of wildlife diseases, plant and animal phenology, wildlife host-pathogen interactions, and disease patterns in wildlife.

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Publication Date: March 2010

Authors or Affiliated Users:

  • Erik Hofmeister
  • Gail Moede Rogall
  • Kathy Wesenberg
  • Rachel Abbott
  • Thierry Work
  • Krysten Schuler
  • Jonathan Sleeman

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States Affected:


  • Air temperature

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