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Durham University

The Anthro-Zoonoses Network

Mark Booth

Mark Booth graduated with a degree in Zoology before undertaking a PhD on the epidemiology of parasitic infections affecting tropical populations. He maintains a long-term interest in parasitic infections that infect animals and humans. His work combines desk-based modelling of environmental change (including climate change) on disease transmission, and he is interested in drawing lessons from wildlife ecology to inform decision making regarding changing habitats on parasites affecting human communities.

Selected publications:

Cable, J., Barber, I., Boag, B., Ellison, A., Morgan, E., Murray, K., Pascoe, E.L., Sait, S.M., Wilson, A.J. & Booth, M. 2017. Global change, parasite transmission and disease control: lessons from ecology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 372 1719): 20160088.

Wilson, A.J., Morgan, E., Booth, M., Norman, R., Perkins, S.E., Hauffe, H.C., Mideo, N., Antonovics, J., McCallum, H., Fenton. 2017. What is a vector? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 372(1719): 20160085.

Stensgaard, A., Booth, M., Nikulin, G. & McCreesh, N. 2016. Combining process-based and correlative models improves predictions of climate change effects on Schistosoma mansoni transmission in eastern Africa. Geospatial Health 11(1s): 406.

McCreesh, N. & Booth, M. 2014. Effect of water temperature and population density on the population dynamics of Schistosoma mansoni intermediate host snails. Parasites & Vectors 7: 503.


Mark Booth

Newcastle University