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A solutions-focused translational research framework for wildlife health


Peters, A and Carver, S and Skerratt, LF and Meredith, A and Woods, R, A solutions-focused translational research framework for wildlife health, BioScience, 69, (12) pp. 1019-1027. ISSN 0006-3568 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/biosci/biz125


Wildlife health is of emerging relevance for conservation, human health, and domestic animal health. Increased research on wildlife health problems has not been accompanied by a relative increase in effective solutions. Translational research was developed in human health to overcome blocks impeding the development of solutions out of basic research, and a translational research framework is proposed to overcome the same barriers in wildlife health. This framework has four translational phases: problem definition, potential solution development, efficacious solution development, and effective solution development. Implementation of translational research will require a restructuring of the wildlife health research enterprise with a shift, supported by funding sources and journals, to solutions-focused research including later translational phases, the creation of more deeply integrated multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams incorporating better representation from human social sciences, and the inclusion of end user and stakeholder participation in all phases of research.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Veterinary sciences
Research Field:Veterinary parasitology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
UTAS Author:Carver, S (Associate Professor Scott Carver)
ID Code:149648
Year Published:2019
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP180101251)
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2022-04-05
Last Modified:2022-05-05

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