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Andrew is a veterinarian and researcher with expertise in wildlife population health, host-parasite evolution and parasite ecology. He has extensive experience in field research of wild vertebrates in Australia and Papua New Guinea and draws together knowledge of animal health and evolutionary biology to understand how animal pathogens (protists, bacteria and viruses) evolve in natural ecosystems. Andrew has expertise in the processes by which disease can become a threatening process for endangered species and has published on diverse topics relating to wildlife health including toxic invasive plants, novel pathogens, parasite evolution and disease ecology.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons I), The University of Sydney

External positions

Treasurer, Wildlife Disease Association Australasia

10 Jan 2019 → …

Chair, Futures Committee, Wildlife Disease Association

01 Jul 2017 → …

Board Member, Wildlife Health Australia

Feb 2015 → …

Council Member, Wildlife Disease Association

01 Oct 201410 Jan 2019

Chair, Wildlife Disease Association Australasia

01 Oct 201410 Jan 2019

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Research Output 2009 2019

A solutions-focused translational research framework for wildlife health

Peters, A., Carver, S., Skerratt, L., Meredith, A. & Woods, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Bioscience.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Translational Medical Research
human health

Assessing circovirus gene flow in multiple spill-over events

Das, S., Smith, K., Sarker, S., Peters, A., Adriaanse, K., Eden, P., Ghorashi, S., Forwood, J. & Raidal, S., 28 Aug 2019, In : Virus Genes. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gene Flow
Capsid Proteins

Island of opportunity: Can New Guinea protect amphibians from a globally emerging pathogen?

Bower, D., Lips, K., Amepou, Y., Richards, S., Dahl, C., Nagombi, E., Supuma, M., Dabek, L., Alford, R., Schwarzkopf, L., Ziembicki, M., Noro, J., Hamidy, A., Gillespie, G., Berger, L., Eisemberg, C., Li, Y., Liu, X., Jennings, C., Tjaturadi, B. & 10 others, Peters, A., Krockenberger, A., Nason, D., Kusrini, M., Webb, R., Skerratt, L., Banks, C., Mack, A., Georges, A. & Clulow, S., 03 Jun 2019, In : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

New Guinea

Persistence of beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) infection in wild Crimson Rosellas (Platycercus elegans)

Martens, J., Stokes, H., Eastwood, J., Raidal, S., Peters, A., Berg, M., Walder, K., Magrath, M. & Bennett, A., 04 Aug 2019, In : Emu: austral ornithology. 119, 4, p. 402-406 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Beak and feather disease virus

Rethinking the wildlife health research enterprise with a focus on solutions

Peters, A., 2019, Proceedings of the Wildlife Disease Association Conference 2019. Wildlife Disease Association

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

scientific research
human health

Activities 2018 2018

Supervision Research Higher Degree Students

Marie Bhanugopan (Participant), Shawn McGrath (Participant), Geoffrey Dutton (Participant), Andrew Peters (Participant), Michael Friend (Participant)

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Press / Media

Lumholtz's tree kangaroo blindness mystifies experts, but toxic leaves could be to blame

Andrew Peters


4 items of Media coverage

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Tree kangaroos are going blind, and nobody knows why

Andrew Peters


1 item of Media coverage

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One of our little-known marsupials is going blind and nobody's sure why

Andrew Peters


1 item of Media coverage

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CSU Research: Fatal impact of toxic weeds on kangaroos

Andrew Peters


1 Media contribution

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Biology student pioneers frog research in her homeland of PNG

Andrew Peters


1 item of Media coverage

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