Dr. Salkeld has been studying the community ecology of wildlife disease, particularly host-parasite systems, and the implications for conservation and public health. His postdoctoral work has focused extensively on Lyme disease in the woodland communities of California and the role of western gray squirrels as a reservoir host. He is also exploring the impacts of land use change on the ecology and emergence of infectious diseases. Dr. Salkeld is a co-author, with Nate Nieto, of the highly publicized Bay Area Tick Study, documenting Borrelia bacteria prevalence in the greater Bay Area.
Lecturer & Research Associate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Professor, Colorado State University