August 5, 2017

I join Jared Brumbaugh to discuss an ongoing project in which we are investigating the differences in Vibrio concentrations found in oysters that are harvested wild vs. grown in aquaculture.  The full story can be heard here.

February 23, 2016

The human-pathogenic marine bacteria Vibrio vulnificus and V. parahaemolyticus are strongly correlated with water temperature, with concentrations increasing as waters warm seasonally. Both of these bacteria can be concentrated in filter-feeding shellfish, especia...

February 19, 2016

Compiled and edited by Kevin D. Lafferty and Eileen E. Hofmann


Available at Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B


The theme issue starts by focusing on how diseases impact marine organisms and populations. Guo et al. review how marine diseases interact with...

February 16, 2016

Infectious marine diseases can decimate populations and are increasing among some taxa due to global change and our increasing reliance on marine environments. Marine diseases become emergencies when significant ecological, economic or social impacts occur.We can prepa...

February 1, 2015


The United States has federal regulations in place to reduce the risk of seafood related infection caused by the estuarine bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus and V. parahaemolyticus.   However, data to support regulation development has been generated in a very few specific...

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