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Dr. Sara Bevins





Dr. Sara Bevins is a research biologist at the NWRC. Her research and publications primarily focus on infectious diseases that involve wildlife, domestic animals, and/or people. Previous work has also involved invasive species and emerging pathogens. She is also an affiliate at Colorado State University.

Program: Wildlife and Food Security/ National Wildlife Disease Program

Current Research

  • Wildlife disease surveillance across large spatial scales
  • Potential role of wildlife in the introduction of pathogens into crops
  • Wildlife-mediated movement of infectious diseases
  • The interplay of invasive species and emergent pathogens


  • PhD Colorado State University
  • BA College of the Atlantic

International Experience:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Central America




Selected Publications:

Bevins, S.N.; Pedersen, K.; Lutman, M.; Gidlewski,T.; Deliberto, T. 2014. Consequences associated with the recent range expansion of non-native feral swine. Bioscience. doi:10.1093/biosci/biu015

Bevins, S.N.; Blizzard, E.L.; Bazan, L.R.; Whitley, P.N. 2013. Neospora caninum exposure in overlapping populations of coyotes (Canis latrans) and feral swine (Sus scrofa). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(4) 1028-1032

Bevins, .S.N,; Carver,  S.; Boydston, E.E.; Lyren, L.; Alldredge, M.; Logan, K.A.; Riley, S.P.D.; Fisher, R.N.; Vickers, Boyce, W.;  Lappin, M.R.; Salman, M.; Crooks, K.R.; VandeWoude, S. 2012. Three pathogens in sympatric populations of pumas, bobcats, and domestic cats: implications for disease transmission. PLoS One 7:e31403






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