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Nordemics, 2021-2024

NORDEMICS is a Scandinavian consortium that aims to understand how changes in society and climate influenced epidemics in the Nordic countries in the past 300 years.

Limits of Plague, 2019-2023

Plague is still widespread, but the rules for where plague can exist in the wild are unknown. For non-ecologists, it is tempting to assume that certain rodent species are associated with plague reservoirs, but that intuition breaks down rapidly when you start comparing rodent species maps with plague reservoir maps.

Plague Ecosystem Resilience to Intervention, 2016-2018

In the PERI project, a collaboration between Oslo and Minnesota, we investigated the ecosystem-scale plague interventions of the former USSR, using archival works, interviews with Soviet plague researchers, and published (russian) work.