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Volume 58,
Issue 4
October 2022

Debra Bourne

ISSN: 0090-3558
eISSN: 1943-3700

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About the Journal

The JWD is a primary tool used by the WDA in accomplishing its mission, to “promote healthy wildlife and ecosystems, biodiversity conservation, and environmentally sustainable solutions to One Health Challenges."

Photo credit: Pat Page. Bubo virginianus (great horned owl)

This journal is available as part of the BioOne Collection.

BioOne Complete is a database of 218 subscribed and open-access titles covering the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

JWD is available for free in 135 countries

Open Access

WDA now allows authors to have their papers available via open access. See information here.


Features & Information

Congratulations to Arícia Duarte-Benvenuto, a PhD Student at the Laboratory of Wildlife Comparative Pathology, University of São Paulo, Brazil as a winner of the 2022 BioOne Ambassador Awards.

Established in 2018, these awards are given to early career scholars nominated by active BioOne publishing partners, for compelling communication of their research beyond their immediate discipline and to the public at large. Effective communication is fundamental to growing science literacy and ensuring access to scientific information to make informed, evidence-based decisions.

To qualify for the competition, the author needed to be either a graduate student or a scientist who had completed a PhD or other graduate diploma within the last five years. BioOne then invited qualified nominees to submit a 750-word, plain-language summary or video explaining how their work impacts the world, and applies across disciplines and to the public.

This is the second year that JWD has put forward candidates for these awards, and the second year that one of our early-career scientists has been one of the award winners. Arícia produced an extremely engaging video explaining her article “Clinico-pathologic findings, and pathogen screening in fur seals (Arctocephalus australis and Arctocephalus tropicalis) stranded in southeastern Brazil, 2018. J Wildl Dis (2022) 58(1):86–99”. (

Watch Arícia's award-winning video here: Why is the study of marine mammal diseases important to your health? 2022 BioOne Ambassador Award

Congratulations to Dr. Anastasia Towe of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN USA as the winner of the joint Wildlife Disease Association & International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine award for the best student-authored aquatic animal paper of 2021

The Wildlife Disease Association and the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine jointly provide an award for the best student-authored aquatic animal paper in the previous year’s Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

Anastasia’s paper, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans can devour more than salamanders, was published in the October 2021 edition, Volume 57(4): 942-948.

For more information on this award go HERE

Featured Articles

From 57(4)

Frederick A. Leighton, Patrick A. Leighton, Sarah Wood, Thijs Kuiken
Journal: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
J Wildl Dis (2021) 57 (4): 773–783.

Persecution of Birds of Prey in Flanders: A Retrospective Study 2011–19
An Garmyn, Lieze Rouffaer, Tom Roggeman, Marc Verlinden, Katleen Hermans, Marleen Cools, Mark Van den Meersschaut, Siska Croubels, An Martel
J Wildl Dis (2021) 57 (4): 922–926.

Patricia Sposato, Patricia Keating, Peter L. Lutz, Sarah L. Milton
Journal: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
J Wildl Dis (2021) 57 (4): 761–772.

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Endowment of the Journal of Wildlife Diseases and its worldwide distribution possible.

The $3 million goal of the Dave Jessup, JWD Endowment Fund has been met. This milestone was reached with assistance from a strong US stock market and the right investments, but none of that would have mattered without the generous donations from our members and some non-members who embraced our mission “to acquire, disseminate and apply knowledge of the health and diseases of wild animals…” and made this goal a reality.

The WDA thanks those individuals, businesses, and organizations for their cumulative gifts totaling:

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