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Tourists, Mammals, & COVID-19

A new open-access review in Mammal Review appeared this week highlighting the potential impact of COVID-19 on mammals at tourism sites. Co-authors Dr. Rie UsuiDr. Lori Sheeran, Ashton Asbury (MS, '21), and Maurice Blackson examined reports of a variety of mammal species at different tourist destinations to determine the impact (positive or negative) of COVID-19 at these locations. Depending upon the location and type of tourist site as well as the mammal species, the authors determined that mammals are responding differently to the pandemic, opening the door for future discussion and research in these complex human-animal boundaries. (

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