Emily Weidner

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Emily Weidner

M.S. student, Wildlife Biology


B.S in Fish and Wildlife Science, Oregon State University, 2014

Research Interests

Broadly, I am interested in wildlife disease epidemiology and the ecology of zoonoses. My work in the Luis lab will examine how small mammal diversity influences host density using deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) and the Sin Nombre hantavirus (SNV) as a model system. Specifically, I would like to elucidate how habitat type and productivity might drive disease transmission mechanisms. As a component of my research, it would be great to help bridge the science-management gap by combining theoretical and applied ecology to inform decision-making processes for wildlife disease management.

Professional Experience

Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, January 2017 - present


I enjoy photography - of the wildlife variety, visiting remote locales, fly-fishing, geeking out on taxonomy, hiking with my goofy dog, and adventuring with my life hostage/partner in crime, Matt.