Maria A. Diuk-Wasser

Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B)
Schermerhorn EXT.
1200 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027

BIOGRAPHY: Professor Diuk-Wasser is a disease ecologists interested in elucidating how anthropogenic changes (land use and climate change) impact the emergence of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. Her research program investigates how pathogen interactions at multiple scales (within host, population, community and regionally) influence the recent emergence of tick-borne pathogens. She integrates laboratory, field and a range of modeling approaches to understand pathogen dynamics and predict human disease risk. Her focus study systems currently include tick-borne diseases in the US, mosquito-borne diseases in the US and Colombia and multiple zoonoses in New York City, within a coupled natural-human system framework. She has also worked on West Nile virus, malaria, dengue and leptospirosis. Intersecting areas of interest include include landscape ecology, population and community ecology, evolutionary ecology, behavioral ecology and conservation biology.



May 22, 2024

A Glimpse at the Columbia Climate School in the Green Mountains Program

Students from around the globe spent two weeks in Vermont learning about current issues and solutions in climate change.

May 20, 2024

Scope 3 Carbon Emissions and the Management of Supply Chains

Measuring an organization’s impact on its environment is becoming a routine part of competent and effective organizational management. Extending that measurement process into the supply chain is part of current best management practices.

May 16, 2024

Rivers Exposed by Glacier Retreat Fuel Competition Between Mining Industry and Salmon

Study finds that Canadian mining companies are staking claims on future salmon habitat emerging from the ice as glaciers retreat.