Lab Personnel – N.A. Rivera

About Nelda A. Rivera

Email: river@illinois.edu

Title: Research affiliate


ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nelda_Rivera
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nelda-a-rivera-9913688a/

Personal Information:

MS – Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

DVM – Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, University of Panamá, Republic of Panamá, March 2007.

BS – Computer Science, Santa María La Antigua University, Republic of Panamá.

Research interest:

Dr. Rivera’s research interest is in the epidemiology of infectious diseases, disease surveillance and determination of reservoir hosts. She focus in the ecology and evolution of new and re-emerging infectious diseases, as well as pathogenesis, pathology, host response, prevention and control of infectious diseases that affect wildlife, domestic animals and that might be zoonotic.

Publications:

Rivera NA, Varga C, Ruder MG, Dorak SJ, Roca AL, Novakofski JE, Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2021. Bluetongue and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in the United States of America at the Wildlife–Livestock Interface. Pathogens; 10(8):915. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10080915

Raudabaugh DB, Rivera NA, Anchor GC, Bach E, Miller AN, Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2021. Preliminary study of cave sample storage conditions on fungal community diversity, Diversity ; 13,188. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13050188

Grimm K, Rivera NA, Fredebaugh-Siller S, Weng HY, Warner RE, Maddox CW, Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2020. Evidence of Leptospira serovars in wildlife and leptospiral DNA in water sources in a natural area in East-Central Illinois, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. October 2019; 56(2) 2020, pp. 316-327 [pdf]

Rivera NA, Brandt AL, Novakofski JE, Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2019. Chronic Wasting Disease in Cervids: Prevalence, Impact and Management Strategies. Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports. October 2019; 10:123—139. [Full Text]

Rivera NA, Totoni S, Monick K., Tian T, Green ML, Novakofski J, Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2018. A comparison of three methods to evaluate otter latrine activity. Wildlife Society Bulletin. Accepted December 2018. [pdf]

Annetti KL, Rivera NA, Andrews JE, Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2017. Survey of haemosporidian parasites in resident and migrant game birds of Illinois. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 8(2): 661-668. [pdf]

Rivera NA, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Novakofski J, Satterthwaite-Phillips D. 2015. Metals in obex and retropharyngeal lymph nodes of Illinois white-Tailed deer and their variations with sex and CWD status. Prion, 9 (1): 48-58. [pdf]

Carpenter SK, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Singh K, Lehner A, Satterthwaite-Phillips D, Bluett RD, Rivera NA, Novakofski JE. 2014. River otters as biomonitors for organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, and PBDEs in Illinois. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 100, 99-104. [pdf]