Research on the cutting edge
Pathogens, pests, and invasive species often quickly evolve resistance to control measures, while the capacity for rapid evolution may be limited in some crops and wild populations. At both extremes, the application of evolutionary and quantitative approaches is necessary for effective and creative solutions to these global challenges that have far-reaching ecological and societal consequences. Major QuEST research efforts focus on three areas: emerging infectious diseases and modeling for prediction; rapid evolution in response to antibiotics, pesticides, and global change conditions; and pathogen interactions that affect food security and ecosystem health. These research themes draw on the strengths of more than 35 faculty in more than eight academic units at UVM. As a QuEST trainee, you'll be at the core of innovations in collaborative research.