I came to the US in 2000 to do my PhD with Dr. Schoech at the University of Memphis, with a focus on wildlife endocrinology and immunology. I spent ~ 10 years working on disease, stress and immune function in the Threatened Florida Scrub-Jay. Through my interest in ecological immunology I began to study disease and parasites in other systems which led to work on livestock-wildlife interactions. Since 2014 I have led the Rangeland Wildlife and Ecosystem Program based at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center, in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Services at the University of Florida. My home department is Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, and I hold research affiliate positions in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Florida, and also with the Archbold Biological Station.
My program has many ongoing research projects and extension activities, please browse this site to learn more. For inquiring graduate students please email Raoul if you are interested in the work that is conducted in the program.