Dr Amandine Gamble

  • Affiliate Researcher (School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine)

Biography

I am an infectious disease ecologist studying pathogen dynamics in multi-host systems. Find more about my work on my website, and my updated publication list on Google Scholar.

As a Research Fellow at University of Glasgow, I lead two main projects: 

  • Contribution of introduced species to multi-host epidemiological dynamics

Many infectious diseases of humans and animals are caused by pathogens that can infect multiple species (multi-host pathogens). Through their impact on ecosystems, human activities can modify the dynamics of these pathogens, increasing the risks of disease emergence and spread in human and animal populations. Elucidating the processes driving pathogen dynamics across species is key to mitigating these risks. Through this project, I propose to determine the role introduced species play in pathogen dynamics. I will study the dynamics of three pathogens with potential conservation implications in native seabirds and marine mammals of subantarctic islands, as well as (accidentally) introduced rodents. I will draw upon a decade of pre-existing samples and data from eight islands to track pathogen dynamics in the presence of introduced species. From four of these islands, introduced species are currently being removed as part of ecosystem restoration programs, providing a unique experimental opportunity to track changes in pathogen dynamics after this intervention, notably whether outbreak size and frequency decrease. I will develop mathematical models to quantify the contribution of each species to pathogen dynamics within these systems and to assess the efficiency of different interventions (control or vaccination of different species) to mitigate pathogen outbreaks. This project will have important implications for our understanding of pathogen emergence and spread, and the role we play as humans by facilitating species’ introductions and extinctions. This knowledge will provide a solid basis to guide decision-making on disease control and introduced species management.

This project is funded through a Newton International Fellowship (Royal Society).

  • Pathogens as a threat to seabirds in the Falkland Islands 

Infectious diseases are increasingly acknowledged as a threat to biodiversity conservation. In the Falklands Islands, recurrent seabird die-offs have been reported, but their cause(s) remain elusive. This project aims to investigate the presence of seabird pathogens on the archipelago, characterize their dynamics across species, space and time, as well as their impact on the local seabird populations. Based on this novel knowledge and capacity building, this project will improve surveillance and response protocols against infectious diseases in the Falkland Islands.

This project is funded through the Darwin Plus Initiative (Biodiversity Challenge Funds). Learn more on the project website, and follow us on Twitter @FIWildHealth or Facebook @FalklandsWildlifeHealth.

Research interests

Infectious disease ecology, wildlife ecology, field ecology, mathematical modelling, multi-host pathogens

Publications

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Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2016
Number of items: 24.

2024

Zhong, J., Medvecky, M., Tornos, J., Clessin, A., Le Net, R., Gantelet, H., Gamble, A. , Forde, T. L. and Boulinier, T. (2024) Erysipelothrix amsterdamensis sp. nov., associated with mortalities among endangered seabirds. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 74(2), 006264. (doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.006264) (PMID:38359084)

2023

Grémillet, D. et al. (2023) Strong breeding colony fidelity in northern gannets following high pathogenicity avian influenza virus (HPAIV) outbreak. Biological Conservation, 286, 110269. (doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110269)

McCoy, K. D., Toty, C., Dupraz, M., Tornos, J., Gamble, A. , Garnier, R., Descamps, S. and Boulinier, T. (2023) Climate change in the Arctic: Testing the poleward expansion of ticks and tick‐borne diseases. Global Change Biology, 29(7), pp. 1729-1740. (doi: 10.1111/gcb.16617) (PMID:36700347)

Lamb, J. et al. (2023) Hanging out at the club: Breeding status and territoriality affect individual space use, multi‐species overlap and pathogen transmission risk at a seabird colony. Functional Ecology, 37(3), pp. 576-590. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.14240)

2022

Cunningham, E. J.A., Gamble, A. , Hart, T., Humphreys, E. M., Philip, E., Tyler, G. and Wood, M. J. (2022) The incursion of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) into North Atlantic seabird populations: an interim report from the 15th International Seabird Group conference. Seabird, 34, pp. 67-73.

2021

Ponchon, A., Gamble, A. , Tornos, J., Delord, K., Barbraud, C., Travis, J. M.J., Weimerskirch, H. and Boulinier, T. (2021) Similar at-sea behaviour but different habitat use between failed and successful breeding albatrosses. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 678, pp. 183-196. (doi: 10.3354/meps13880)

Yeo, Y. Y., Buchholz, D. W., Gamble, A. , Jager, M., Aguilar, H. C. and López, S. (2021) Headless henipaviral receptor binding glycoproteins reveal fusion modulation by the head/stalk interface and post-receptor binding contributions of the head domain. Journal of Virology, 95(20), e0066621. (doi: 10.1128/JVI.00666-21) (PMID:34288734) (PMCID:PMC8475510)

Gamble, A. , Fischer, R. J., Morris, D. H., Yinda, C. K., Munster, V. J., Lloyd-Smith, J. O. and Elkins, C. A. (2021) Heat-treated virus inactivation rate depends strongly on treatment procedure: illustration with SARS-CoV-2. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 87(19), e00314-21. (doi: 10.1128/AEM.00314-21) (PMID:34288702) (PMCID:PMC8432576)

Gamble, A. , Yeo, Y. Y., Butler, A. A., Tang, H., Snedden, C. E., Mason, C. T., Buchholz, D. W., Bingham, J., Aguilar, H. C. and Lloyd-Smith, J. O. (2021) Drivers and distribution of henipavirus-induced syncytia: what do we know? Viruses, 13(9), 1755. (doi: 10.3390/v13091755) (PMID:34578336) (PMCID:PMC8472861)

Morris, D. H. et al. (2021) Mechanistic theory predicts the effects of temperature and humidity on inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 and other enveloped viruses. eLife, 10, e65902. (doi: 10.7554/eLife.65902) (PMID:33904403) (PMCID:PMC8277363)

Snedden, C. E. et al. (2021) SARS-CoV-2: cross-scale insights from ecology and evolution. Trends in Microbiology, 29(7), pp. 593-605. (doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2021.03.013) (PMID:33893024) (PMCID:PMC7997387)

Barbosa, A. et al. (2021) Risk assessment of SARS-CoV-2 in Antarctic wildlife. Science of the Total Environment, 755, 143352. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143352) (PMID:33162142) (PMCID:PMC7598351)

2020

Borremans, B., Gamble, A. , Prager, K.C., Helman, S. K., McClain, A. M., Cox, C., Savage, V. and Lloyd-Smith, J. O. (2020) Quantifying antibody kinetics and RNA detection during early-phase SARS-CoV-2 infection by time since symptom onset. eLife, 9, e60122. (doi: 10.7554/eLife.60122) (PMID:32894217) (PMCID:PMC7508557)

Fischer, R. J. et al. (2020) Effectiveness of N95 respirator decontamination and reuse against SARS-CoV-2 virus. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(9), pp. 2253-2255. (doi: 10.3201/eid2609.201524) (PMID:32491983) (PMCID:PMC7454118)

Gamble, A. , Weimerskirch, H. and Boulinier, T. (2020) Seabirds blinded by ticks. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 18(6), p. 322. (doi: 10.1002/fee.2237)

Jaeger, A. et al. (2020) Impact of annual bacterial epizootics on albatross population on a remote island. EcoHealth, 17(2), pp. 194-202. (doi: 10.1007/s10393-020-01487-8) (PMID:32705577)

van Doremalen, N. et al. (2020) Aerosol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 as compared with SARS-CoV-1. New England Journal of Medicine, 382(16), pp. 1564-1567. (doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2004973) (PMID:32182409) (PMCID:PMC7121658)

Gamble, A. et al. (2020) Predator and scavenger movements among and within endangered seabird colonies: opportunities for pathogen spread. Journal of Applied Ecology, 57(2), pp. 367-378. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13531)

Gamble, A. , Garnier, R., Chambert, T., Gimenez, O. and Boulinier, T. (2020) Next‐generation serology: integrating cross‐sectional and capture–recapture approaches to infer disease dynamics. Ecology, 101(2), e02923. (doi: 10.1002/ecy.2923) (PMID:31655002)

Sanz-Aguilar, A. et al. (2020) Infestation of small seabirds by Ornithodoros maritimus ticks: effects on chick body condition, reproduction and associated infectious agents. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 11(1), 101281. (doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.101281) (PMID:31473099)

2019

Gamble, A. et al. (2019) Exposure of breeding albatrosses to the agent of avian cholera: dynamics of antibody levels and ecological implications. Oecologia, 189(4), pp. 939-949. (doi: 10.1007/s00442-019-04369-1) (PMID:30820656)

Gamble, A. et al. (2019) Exposure of yellow-legged gulls to Toxoplasma gondii along the Western Mediterranean coasts: tales from a sentinel. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 8, pp. 221-228. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2019.01.002) (PMID:30891402) (PMCID:PMC6404646)

2018

Bourret, V. et al. (2018) Vaccination protects endangered albatross chicks against avian cholera. Conservation Letters, 11(4), e12443. (doi: 10.1111/conl.12443)

2016

Boulinier, T. et al. (2016) Migration, prospecting, dispersal? What host movement matters for infectious agent circulation? Integrative and Comparative Biology, 56(2), pp. 330-342. (doi: 10.1093/icb/icw015) (PMID:27252195)

This list was generated on Wed May 22 15:05:52 2024 BST.
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Number of items: 24.

Articles

Zhong, J., Medvecky, M., Tornos, J., Clessin, A., Le Net, R., Gantelet, H., Gamble, A. , Forde, T. L. and Boulinier, T. (2024) Erysipelothrix amsterdamensis sp. nov., associated with mortalities among endangered seabirds. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 74(2), 006264. (doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.006264) (PMID:38359084)

Grémillet, D. et al. (2023) Strong breeding colony fidelity in northern gannets following high pathogenicity avian influenza virus (HPAIV) outbreak. Biological Conservation, 286, 110269. (doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110269)

McCoy, K. D., Toty, C., Dupraz, M., Tornos, J., Gamble, A. , Garnier, R., Descamps, S. and Boulinier, T. (2023) Climate change in the Arctic: Testing the poleward expansion of ticks and tick‐borne diseases. Global Change Biology, 29(7), pp. 1729-1740. (doi: 10.1111/gcb.16617) (PMID:36700347)

Lamb, J. et al. (2023) Hanging out at the club: Breeding status and territoriality affect individual space use, multi‐species overlap and pathogen transmission risk at a seabird colony. Functional Ecology, 37(3), pp. 576-590. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.14240)

Cunningham, E. J.A., Gamble, A. , Hart, T., Humphreys, E. M., Philip, E., Tyler, G. and Wood, M. J. (2022) The incursion of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) into North Atlantic seabird populations: an interim report from the 15th International Seabird Group conference. Seabird, 34, pp. 67-73.

Ponchon, A., Gamble, A. , Tornos, J., Delord, K., Barbraud, C., Travis, J. M.J., Weimerskirch, H. and Boulinier, T. (2021) Similar at-sea behaviour but different habitat use between failed and successful breeding albatrosses. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 678, pp. 183-196. (doi: 10.3354/meps13880)

Yeo, Y. Y., Buchholz, D. W., Gamble, A. , Jager, M., Aguilar, H. C. and López, S. (2021) Headless henipaviral receptor binding glycoproteins reveal fusion modulation by the head/stalk interface and post-receptor binding contributions of the head domain. Journal of Virology, 95(20), e0066621. (doi: 10.1128/JVI.00666-21) (PMID:34288734) (PMCID:PMC8475510)

Gamble, A. , Fischer, R. J., Morris, D. H., Yinda, C. K., Munster, V. J., Lloyd-Smith, J. O. and Elkins, C. A. (2021) Heat-treated virus inactivation rate depends strongly on treatment procedure: illustration with SARS-CoV-2. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 87(19), e00314-21. (doi: 10.1128/AEM.00314-21) (PMID:34288702) (PMCID:PMC8432576)

Gamble, A. , Yeo, Y. Y., Butler, A. A., Tang, H., Snedden, C. E., Mason, C. T., Buchholz, D. W., Bingham, J., Aguilar, H. C. and Lloyd-Smith, J. O. (2021) Drivers and distribution of henipavirus-induced syncytia: what do we know? Viruses, 13(9), 1755. (doi: 10.3390/v13091755) (PMID:34578336) (PMCID:PMC8472861)

Morris, D. H. et al. (2021) Mechanistic theory predicts the effects of temperature and humidity on inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 and other enveloped viruses. eLife, 10, e65902. (doi: 10.7554/eLife.65902) (PMID:33904403) (PMCID:PMC8277363)

Snedden, C. E. et al. (2021) SARS-CoV-2: cross-scale insights from ecology and evolution. Trends in Microbiology, 29(7), pp. 593-605. (doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2021.03.013) (PMID:33893024) (PMCID:PMC7997387)

Barbosa, A. et al. (2021) Risk assessment of SARS-CoV-2 in Antarctic wildlife. Science of the Total Environment, 755, 143352. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143352) (PMID:33162142) (PMCID:PMC7598351)

Borremans, B., Gamble, A. , Prager, K.C., Helman, S. K., McClain, A. M., Cox, C., Savage, V. and Lloyd-Smith, J. O. (2020) Quantifying antibody kinetics and RNA detection during early-phase SARS-CoV-2 infection by time since symptom onset. eLife, 9, e60122. (doi: 10.7554/eLife.60122) (PMID:32894217) (PMCID:PMC7508557)

Fischer, R. J. et al. (2020) Effectiveness of N95 respirator decontamination and reuse against SARS-CoV-2 virus. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(9), pp. 2253-2255. (doi: 10.3201/eid2609.201524) (PMID:32491983) (PMCID:PMC7454118)

Gamble, A. , Weimerskirch, H. and Boulinier, T. (2020) Seabirds blinded by ticks. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 18(6), p. 322. (doi: 10.1002/fee.2237)

Jaeger, A. et al. (2020) Impact of annual bacterial epizootics on albatross population on a remote island. EcoHealth, 17(2), pp. 194-202. (doi: 10.1007/s10393-020-01487-8) (PMID:32705577)

van Doremalen, N. et al. (2020) Aerosol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 as compared with SARS-CoV-1. New England Journal of Medicine, 382(16), pp. 1564-1567. (doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2004973) (PMID:32182409) (PMCID:PMC7121658)

Gamble, A. et al. (2020) Predator and scavenger movements among and within endangered seabird colonies: opportunities for pathogen spread. Journal of Applied Ecology, 57(2), pp. 367-378. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13531)

Gamble, A. , Garnier, R., Chambert, T., Gimenez, O. and Boulinier, T. (2020) Next‐generation serology: integrating cross‐sectional and capture–recapture approaches to infer disease dynamics. Ecology, 101(2), e02923. (doi: 10.1002/ecy.2923) (PMID:31655002)

Sanz-Aguilar, A. et al. (2020) Infestation of small seabirds by Ornithodoros maritimus ticks: effects on chick body condition, reproduction and associated infectious agents. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 11(1), 101281. (doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.101281) (PMID:31473099)

Gamble, A. et al. (2019) Exposure of breeding albatrosses to the agent of avian cholera: dynamics of antibody levels and ecological implications. Oecologia, 189(4), pp. 939-949. (doi: 10.1007/s00442-019-04369-1) (PMID:30820656)

Gamble, A. et al. (2019) Exposure of yellow-legged gulls to Toxoplasma gondii along the Western Mediterranean coasts: tales from a sentinel. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 8, pp. 221-228. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2019.01.002) (PMID:30891402) (PMCID:PMC6404646)

Bourret, V. et al. (2018) Vaccination protects endangered albatross chicks against avian cholera. Conservation Letters, 11(4), e12443. (doi: 10.1111/conl.12443)

Boulinier, T. et al. (2016) Migration, prospecting, dispersal? What host movement matters for infectious agent circulation? Integrative and Comparative Biology, 56(2), pp. 330-342. (doi: 10.1093/icb/icw015) (PMID:27252195)

This list was generated on Wed May 22 15:05:52 2024 BST.

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Ecology of pox viruses in a Subantarctic seabird community.
    Antartic Science Limited
    2023 - 2024