VOICES Ideas and Insight From Explorers
Cara Brook reflects on the amazing burdens and dynamics of life and death in Madagascar’s wilderness.
The long nights in Madagascar give Cara Brook time to reflect on how different her world is from the one she’s visiting and studying.
Springtime in Madagascar is only just beginning as fall blankets the Northern Hemisphere. It’s a busy, trying, unique and rewarding time to study pathogens in bats!
Cara Brook is a disease ecologist from the Andrew Dobson Lab at Princeton, studying diseases that can leap from bats to humans. In the course of her work, she has earned a Malagasy family, which sparks her curiosity for the origins of humanity on Madagascar.
Cara Brook is a disease ecologist from the Andrew Dobson Lab at Princeton, studying diseases that can leap from bats to humans. Here she explores the incredible Ankarana Preserve, as well as theories on species distribution and evolution.
A Young Explorer marvels at how wonderful it feels to be doing something meaningful—for science, for conservation, and for people, too.
Young Explorer Cara Brook takes up residence in Madagascar’s capital city right after the nation holds its first elections since the 2009 political coup.
Young Explorer Cara Brook is in Madagascar studying the impact of human land development on biodiversity and how it could potentially spread infectious diseases that are transmitted from animals to people. Cara will focus on bubonic plague in small mammals and henipaviruses and lyssaviruses (two strains of viruses) in bats. ——— “Mitovtovy James Bond,” says…