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Dr. Judit Smits

Associate Professor – Ecosystem and Public Health

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Dr. Judit Smits' research interests range from wildlife health as affected by environmental contamination, to factors affecting the conservation and health of wildlife and ecosystems. The majority of her research involves birds including passerines, waterfowl, storks, vultures, raptors, and most recently, Sage grouse. Other classes of vertebrates with which she works are amphibians and carnivores. Dr. Smits is also investigating the mitigation of chronic arsenic toxicity (arsenicosis) in mammals using biofortified food. Arsenicosis is estimated to affect 50 to 100 million people worldwide. Her research occurs largely through graduate students and spans wide geographic areas including sites across Canada, Spain, Italy, Argentina and South Africa.