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Dennis Kohler

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Dennis Kohler,
Wildlife Disease Biologist

Dennis Kohler is a Wildlife Disease Biologist working in the Biological Labs at the NWRC in Fort Collins, Colorado. His research has focused on physiology, BSL-3, immunological response to viruses, analytical chemistry, and the physiological response to burn and trauma.

 Current Projects
  • Foreign animal diseases
  • Immunological response to infectious agents
  • Management of cooperative programs
  • Carnivore parvovirus surveillance


  • Ph.D., candidate, Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University
  • B.S., Biology, Valley City State University

Selected Publications:

Bevins, S., R. Pappert, J. Young, B. Schmit, D. Kohler, and L. Baeten. 2016. Effect of storage time and storage conditions on antibody detection in blood samples collected on filter paper. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52(3):478-483. doi: 10.7589/2015-09-242  

Gilbert, A., D. Kohler, T. Rigg, J. Fischer, T. Spraker, K. Fox, and K. VerCauteren. 2014. A recent epizootic of skunk rabies and associated spillover in northern Colorado, USA. Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference 26:323-327.  

Bevins, S.N., K. Pedersen, M.W. Lutman, J.A. Baroch, B.S. Schmit, D. Kohler, T. Gidlewski, D.L. Nolte, S.R. Swafford, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014. Large-scale Avian Influenza surveillance in wild birds throughout the United States . PLoSOne 9(8): e104360. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104360.

Scotch, M., Lam, T.T-Y., K.L. Pabilonia, T. Anderson, J. Baroch, D. Kohler, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014. Diffusion of influenza viruses among migratory birds with a focus on the Southwest United States . Infection, Genetics and Evolution 26:185-193. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2014.05.029.

Allison, A.B., D.J. Kohler, K.A. Fox, J D. Brown, R.W. Gerhold, V.I. Shearn-Bochsler, E.J. Dubovi, C.R. Parrish, and E C. Holmes. 2013. Frequent cross-species transmission of parvoviruses among diverse carnivore hosts. Journal of Virology 87:2342-2347.

Baeten, L. A., R. Pappert, J. Young, M. E. Schriefer, T. Gidlewski, D. Kohler, and R.A. Bowen. 2013. Immunological and clinical response of coyotes (Canis latrans) to experimental inoculation with Yersinia pestis. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(4):932–939. doi:10.7589/2013-02-040.

Kimball, B.A,, K. Yamazaki, D. Kohler, R.A. Bowen, J.P. Muth, M. Opiekun, and G.K. Beauchamp. 2013. Avian influenza infection alters fecal odor in mallards. PLoS ONE 8(10): e75411. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075411


Contact Information

  • Address: Wildlife Services, NWRC, 4101 LaPorte Ave, Fort Collins, CO, 80521
  • Telephone: 970-266-6072
  • Fax: 970-266-6063
  • E-mail: Dennis.


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