The Hard Realities of Controlling an Epidemic

An image of a landscape demonstrating the spread of Sudden Oak Death

New research on sudden oak death disease published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Ross Meentemeyer and colleagues from Cambridge and UC Davis models disease transmission in California forests and addresses the human, financial and political realities of controlling the SOD epidemic in the region.

Read the full story in NC State News article, “A Post Mortem on Sudden Oak Death” posted May 19.

This research has also captured the attention of reporters from The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.  Take a moment to read what NC State News and outlets from DC to LA are saying about this collaborative work.

Cunniffe, N.J., Cobb, R.C., Meentemeyer, R.K., Rizzo, D., and Gilligan, C.A. (2016). Modeling when, where and how to manage a forest epidemic: sudden oak death in California. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.