Where this research is happening at UofG
School of Biodiversity, One Health and Veterinary Medicine
School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
School of Social & Political Sciences
Ensuring everyone has access to sufficient food that meets their nutritional needs is critical to sustainable and equitable development. 795 million people face hunger daily and more than 2 billion suffer from some form of nutrient deficiency, mainly in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
In tackling food security, it's necessary to consider all aspects of this challenge, from food production capacity and supply chains to dietary norms and cultural practices. Climate change is impacting growing seasons, new innovations are improving crop yields, and new technologies enable information sharing like never before.
Our teams are working across different aspects of this complex landscape, exploring how wildlife diseases may affect livestock, how we can improve treatments for livestock parasites, developing new insights into malnutrition and creating new technologies for food preparation.
Disentangling transport and trophic effects of animal movement on infectious disease
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:05:00 GMT
This project examines the impacts of migratory wildebeest on the parasite abundance in the environment and in four wildlife species in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem: topi, hartebeest, African Cape buffalo, and Grant's gazelle. The project also explores the broader impacts of wildebeest on parasites in livestock populations.
Novel molecular approaches for understanding the epidemiology of endemic anthrax
Mon, 17 May 2021 15:45:00 BST
This research will allow for more targeted management and control of anthrax, leading to enhanced animal and human health, and improved food security and poverty alleviation through reduced production losses.