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Dr. Kevin D. Lafferty

Research Scientist

U.S. Geological Survey

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Email: k***@***.gov

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Assistant Professor of Marine Biology

University of California , Santa Barbara



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News Archive 2009 [cached]

Kevin Lafferty, of the US Geologocal Survey in Santa Barbara, has argued that climate change is more likely to shift the ranges of many infectious diseases, rather than expand them.

Who’s driving the bus? Parasites rool, OK! - COLLIN PIPRELL, in reality [cached]

Research by Kevin Lafferty, a research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, has found that the parasite can cause women to act more moralistically, and men less so.

Academic Community Opinion on Mining in SE AZ--Patagonia Alliance [cached]

Dr. Kevin Lafferty, Research Scientist, USGS, USA

Kevin Lafferty, an ecologist ... [cached]

Kevin Lafferty, an ecologist at the U.S. Geological Survey who was not involved in the research, said the study is important because it isolates how temperature affects malaria. "Normally, if we were to compare a cool country and a hot country, there could easily be a lot of economic differences," he said.

Kevin Lafferty is a research ... [cached]

Kevin Lafferty is a research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey who has cautioned that, rather than leading to blanket increases in disease, climate change may cause the incidence of some disease to decrease in some places. But Lafferty, too, thinks that public health readiness is ignored at society's peril: "There are obviously going to be direct relationships between how we choose to invest in public health and the risk of infectious disease," Lafferty said.

Independent of the complicated factors that Lafferty believes determine changes in the baseline risk of disease, he is certain on one point: across the board, risk will be worse than it otherwise would be in the absence of adequate investment in public health.
Kevin Lafferty, a research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, has done research showing that the impact of climate change on disease will not be linear: some diseases may increase in some areas while others decrease elsewhere.

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