Renata Muylaert is a New Zealand-based biologist whose multi-disciplinary work focuses on biodiversity, habitat loss, mammal ecology, zoonotic diseases, and geospatial education. She has investigated the relationship between habitat loss and bat diversity during her masters and the relationship between habitat and climate change and increased hantavirus disease emergence for her Ph.D. During the COVID-19 pandemics she was involved with science communication and revision of the IPBES #PandemicsReport. Her most recent research focuses on the Anthropocene ecology and zoonotic disease emergence in South America and Asia. She is a supervisor and postdoc researcher at Massey University and is part of Te Pūnaha Matatini, SORTEE (Society for Open, Reliable, and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary biology), and the Royal Society of New Zealand. She was and was the recipient of the 2021 Early Career Researcher Award from the Tāwharau Ora School of Veterinary Science (Massey University) and was the winner of the best presentation award at the 2022 New Zealand Geospatial Research Conference.
Linking Habitat Fragmentation and Biodiversity Loss to the Risk of Infectious Disease Emergence
Grants and Funding:
Massey University Foundation
FAPESP 17/21816-0, FAPESP 15/17739-4, FAPESP 13/18465-0, FAPESP 12/04096-0, Microsoft Mataki 2013, Cnpq, Capes