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Donald Brightsmith

Assistant Professor

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Department: VTPB

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  • Ph.D. Zoology, Duke University 1999
  • M.S. Wildlife Ecology, University of Arizona 1993
  • B.S. Natural Resources, Cornell University 1990

Scholarly Interests

Avian diseases; avian ecology; geophagy (consumption of soil); avian conservation; disease threats from the live bird trade; diets of wild and captive exotic birds; role of infectious diseases in wild and endangered bird populations. Specialization in psittacines (parrots, macaws, parakeets and allies).

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