School of Animal and Veterinary Science
Faculty of Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr. Anne-Lise Chaber is a One Health expert who focuses on cross-disciplinary approach to Human, Animal and Ecosystem Health. After graduating from the Veterinary Faculty at the University of Liège (ULg) in Belgium, she obtained a Master of Science from the Royal Veterinary College and the Zoological Society of London (UK) and pursued her graduate training with a PhD on disease detection and management at the wildlife-livestock-human interface with the ULg. Anne-Lise has ten years of practical experience as a field epidemiologist in England, Botswana and the United Arab Emirates. She conducted research on transmission of diseases including Foot and Mouth Disease, Q Fever, Brucella melitensis, MERS-Coronavirus at the wildlife-livestock-human interface and on illegal wildlife trade such as the international bushmeat trade and the live exotic pet trade.
The ecosystem is like a living body, where each population, like organs, interact with each other and the disruption of this balance makes the entire system dysfunctional.
Understanding and protecting this system relies on collaborative and trans-disciplinary work. My approach to One Health is not focusing only on zoonotic diseases or emerging infectious diseases but also encompasses habitat destruction, climate warming, biodiversity loss, land use change, pollution, human demographic explosion, societal change and other dynamics that are threatening Human, Animal and Environmental Health.
My interests lie in wildlife conservation, anthropogenically driven diseases and the link between ecosystem, human and animal health (One Health). These key themes are generally interconnected in my work. My research projects focus on:
- Human-Induced diseases: both infectious and non-infectious diseases caused by human activities and their environmental impact.
- International wildlife trade, including bushmeat and live exotic pet trade: a threat to both biodiversity and public health. Our projects aim at collecting factual data and at bridging the knowledge-to-action gap.
- Disease detection and management at the wildlife-livestock-human interface where collaborative work among different sectors is mandatory in order to understand complex ecological systems and to gather the necessary sound scientific data on disease ecology, vaccine efficacy, epidemiological situation, species sensitivity, host specificity, transmission patterns, vectors or climatic conditions affecting pathogens survival and vector competence.
- Emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases
- Wildlife conservation
My aim is to develop projects that are impactful in health and conservation terms.
I will be happy to engage in collaborative One health projects with researchers from a different background such as public health doctors, computer scientists, environmental lawyers, economists, botanists, GIS specialists…
Date Position Institution name 2017 One health Lecturer University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2012 - 2017 Founder and Managing Director Wildlife and Livestock Veterinary Consultant L.L.C 2010 - 2012 Lead Supervisor/Curator Al Ain Wildlife Park 2009 - 2009 Wildlife veterinarian Botswana Predator Conservation Trust/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Spanish - Latin American Can read, write and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2013 - 2017 University of Liège, Liège Belgium Philosophical Doctor in Veterinary Epidemiology 2007 - 2008 Royal Veterinary College, London United Kingdom Master of Science in Wild Animal Health 2001 - 2007 University of Liège, Liège Belgium Doctor in Veterinary Medicine
Year Citation 2020 Lignereux, L., Chaber, A. -L., Saegerman, C., Heath, L., Knowles, N. J., Wadsworth, J., . . . King, D. P. (2020). Foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in captive scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah).. Transboundary and emerging diseases, 67(4), 1716-1724.
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2020 Ali, W., Javid, A., Hussain, A., Hafeez-ur-Rehman, M., Chaber, A., & Hemmatzadeh, F. (2020). First record of Euphlyctis kalasgramensis (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Punjab, Pakistan. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 5(2), 1227-1231.
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2020 Clark, N. J., Tozer, S., Wood, C., Firestone, S. M., Stevenson, M., Caraguel, C., . . . Soares Magalhães, R. J. (2020). Unravelling animal exposure profiles of human Q fever cases in Queensland, Australia using natural language processing. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 67(5), 2133-2145.
2020 Hornok, S., Kontschán, J., Takács, N., Chaber, A., Halajian, A., Abichu, G., . . . Plantard, O. (2020). Molecular phylogeny of Amblyomma exornatum and Amblyomma transversale, with reinstatement of the genus Africaniella (Acari: Ixodidae) for the latter. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 11(6), 9 pages.
2020 Kasimov, V., Stephenson, T., Speight, N., Chaber, A., Boardman, W., Easther, R., & Hemmatzadeh, F. (2020). Identification and Prevalence of Phascolarctid Gammaherpesvirus Types 1 and 2 in South Australian Koala Populations. Viruses, 12(9), 12 pages.
2020 Caraguel, C., Bassett, S., González-Barrio, D., Elsworth, P., & Chaber, A. (2020). Comparison of three serological tests for the detection of Coxiella burnetii specific antibodies in European wild rabbits. BMC veterinary research, 16(1), 5 pages.
2019 Spee, L., Hazel, S., Dal Grande, E., Boardman, W., & Chaber, A. (2019). Endangered exotic pets on social media in the middle east: Presence and impact. Animals, 9(8), 15 pages.
2018 Chaber, A. (2018). The Era of Human-Induced Diseases. EcoHealth, 15(1), 8-11.
2018 Lignereux, L., Chaber, A., Saegerman, C., Manso-Silván, L., Peyraud, A., Apolloni, A., & Thiaucourt, F. (2018). Unexpected field observations and transmission dynamics of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia in a sand gazelle herd. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 157, 70-77.
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2017 Chaber, A., & Saegerman, C. (2017). Biosecurity measures applied in the United Arab Emirates - a comparative study between livestock and wildlife sectors. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 64(4), 1184-1190.
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2017 Chaber, A., Cozzi, G., Broekhuis, F., Hartley, R., & McNutt, J. (2017). Serosurvey for selected viral pathogens among sympatric species of the african large predator guild in northern Botswana. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 53(1), 170-175.
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2017 Temmam, S., Davoust, B., Chaber, A., Lignereux, Y., Michelle, C., Monteil-Bouchard, S., . . . Desnues, C. (2017). Screening for Viral Pathogens in African Simian Bushmeat Seized at A French Airport. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 64(4), 1159-1167.
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2016 Chaber, A., Lignereux, L., Cardenas, E., Melville, H., & Beaucournu, J. (2016). Note sur les Siphonaptères de l’Émirat de Ras Al Khaimah: description de Nosopsyllus (Gerbillophilus) jabeljaisensis n. sp. (Siphonaptera, Ceratophyllidae, Ceratophyllinae). Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France, 52(2), 102-106.
2016 Chaber, A., & Cunningham, A. (2016). Public health risks from illegally imported African bushmeat and smoked fish: Public health risks from African bushmeat and smoked fish. EcoHealth, 13(1), 135-138.
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2016 Melville, H., & Chaber, A. (2016). Altitudinal variation in the diversity and structure of the desert rodent community from Jebel Al Jais, United Arab Emirates. Zoology in the Middle East, 62(3), 200-205.
2016 Chaber, A., Combreau, O., Perkins, M., Saegerman, C., & Cunningham, A. (2016). Preliminary surveys fail to detect batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Herpetological Review, 47(3), 403-404. 2014 Chaber, A., Lignereux, L., Qassimi, M., Saegerman, C., Manso-Silván, L., Dupuy, V., & Thiaucourt, F. (2014). Fatal transmission of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia to an Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx). Veterinary Microbiology, 173(1-2), 156-159.
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2012 Chaber, A., Lloyd, C., O'Donovan, D., McKeown, S., Wernery, U., & Bailey, T. (2012). A serologic survey for Coxiella burnetii in semi-wild ungulates in the emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 48(1), 220-222.
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2010 Chaber, A., Allebone-Webb, S., Lignereux, Y., Cunningham, A., & Marcus Rowcliffe, J. (2010). The scale of illegal meat importation from Africa to Europe via Paris. Conservation Letters, 3(5), 317-321.
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Year Citation 2017 Chaber, A. (2017). Disease detection and management at the wildlife-livestock-human interface. (University of Liège).
RAK wildlife project, biodiversity survey and predators tracking (2013-2017) - $ 345 000 from RAK Bank (Corporate Social Responsibility program) - UAE
Illegal Bushmeat Trade in Belgium (2017/2018) - $ 50 000 from the Federal Public Health Service - Belgium
Mangrove ecosystem health (2017) - $ 50 000 from the Waste Water Authority of Ras Al Khaimah - UAE
- One Health / EcoHealth
- Wildlife management
- Conservation medicine
One Health lecturer in DVM II and DVM III and wildlife management course coordinator in BSc Animal Science.
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