Disease ecology, spatial spreading processes, movement and behavior.
Dr. Manlove's lab uses quantitative and computational techniques to investigate the interplay between host behaviors and transfer of pathogens in wildlife systems. She is particularly interested in disease dynamics on spatial and social networks. Her work mixes theoretical inquiry with empirical questions critical for management. Many of her applied questions are motivated by the sheep-pneumonia system, stemming from observations of bighorn sheep and the emerging Mycoplasma that constrains their population growth. She also collaborate on projects studying other wildlife disease systems throughout the mountain west.