National Wildlife Health Center

...advancing wildlife and ecosystem health

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LeAnn White

Title: Branch Chief, Wildlife Epidimiology and Emerging Diseases
Phone: 608-270-2491

Education and/or Training

B.S. 1998 College of William and Mary Biology
M.S. 2003 University of Florida Wildlife ecology and Conservation
M.P.H. 2008 University of Florida Epidemiology
Ph.D. 2008 University of Florida Infectious Disease and Pathology

Areas of Specialization and or Research Interests

Wildlife disease ecology

Wildlife nutrition

Professional Experience

2009 – Present Wildlife Disease Specialist, National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin
2009 Wildlife Specialist, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services, Indiana
2003 – 2008 Biological Scientist, Dept Infectious Diseases and Pathology, University of Florida
2003 Research Technician, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Wildlife Disease Association

Honors and/or Awards

NIH/NIAID NSRA T32 fellow 2008

Selected Publications

Wendland, L. D., Wooding, J., White, C. L., Demcovitz, D., Littell, R., Diemer Berish, J, Ozgul, A., Oli, M. A, Klein, P. A., Christman, M. C., and M. B. Brown 2010. Social behavior drives the dynamics of respiratory disease in threatened tortoises. Ecology 91: 1257-1262.

Abbot, J. R., White, C. L., and B. S. Davis. 2008. Praxelis clematidea (Asteraceae), a genus and species new for the Flora of North America. Botanical Research Institute of Texas 2: 621-626.

White, C. L. and M. B. Main. 2005. Waterbird use of created wetlands in golf-course landscapes. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33: 411-421.

White, C. L., Frederick, P. C., Main, M. B., and J.A. Rodgers, Jr. 2005. Nest island creation for waterbirds. Circular No. 1473/WEC Series. Florida Cooperative Extension Service. Institute of Food and Agricultural Health. University of Florida. Web URL

White, C. L. and M. B Main, 2004. Habitat value of golf course wetlands to waterbirds. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research On-line 3(16):1-10 August 15, 2004. Web URL

White, C. L. and M. B. Main. 2002. Wildlife in urban landscapes: waterbirds and golf course ponds. Series No. WEC188. Florida Cooperative Extension Service. Institute of Food and Agricultural Health. University of Florida. Web URL

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