Think Wild is proud to be involved in a variety of wildlife research collaborations with wildlife biologists and researchers from Oregon State University, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Eagle Environmental Inc., and more. We work to facilitate research projects as a means of furthering scientific understanding of native wildlife biology, disease, and veterinary medicine. The results of these studies help inform our conservation efforts and wildlife rehabilitation, keeping us on the cutting edge of these issues.
Read about some of our current scientific collaborations below.
Leptospirosis Prevalence and Diversity in Oregon Wildlife
Post-release Survival Rate of Golden Eagles following Clinical Rehabilitation
Integrating host susceptibility, viral genomics, and surveillance to uncover cryptic animal reservoirs of SARS-CoV-2” being submitted to the USDA APHIS
Extraordinary prevalence and intensity of a parasitic nematode in trout and whitefish from the Deschutes river
Jay Bowerman, Principal Researcher at Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
The purpose for obtaining adult specimens of the nematode worms is to determine the precise species of parasite, as the larval worms found in fish cannot be definitively identified from their physical features, and no one has yet published the genomic description of the adults that would allow us to identify the larvae from their DNA.
Porcupette Rehabilitation Survey
Ainsley Robertson, Undergraduate Student at University of Guelph, Canada