About the Emerging Disease Working Group
The purpose of NEPARC's Emerging Disease Working Group (EDWG) is to provide information on disease prevalence, monitoring and prevention for reptile and amphibian populations in the northeast region. We are focused on improving communication among people working with amphibians and reptiles, with an emphasis on how to safeguard populations from disease. Our group creates informational and guidance publications for both professional and lay audiences. We conduct monthly conference calls to develop new publications, revise existing products, and discuss current issues surrounding herpetofaunal diseases. Our group includes academics, agency resource managers, wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, environmental consultants, students, and more. If you would like to participate in our group, or have any questions, please email our current working group chair, Jim Julian.