Bits & Pieces

Popular Science Communication:

When should we worry about bird flu making us sick? When we see human-to-human transmission – and there’s no evidence of that yet. The Conversation

Tracking avian influenza to safeguard Australia. University of Melbourne Pursuit

High burden of avian influenza in the Northern Hemisphere, and what is means for us here in Australia. Doherty Institute News

Cosmos Q&A: Predicting the next pandemic. Cosmos Magazine.

Nearly half a million poultry deaths: there are 3 avian influenza outbreaks in Victoria. Should we be worried? The Conversation

Wild birds are neglected hosts for coronaviruses. Doherty Website

Penguin viruses on the frozen continentUniversity of Melbourne Pursuit

How our avian athletes could spread influenza. University of Melbourne Pursuit

A duck is not a duck is not a duck. Nature Community Behind the Paper

The canary in a superbug mine. BMC On Biology.

Seabirds and flu, a review. Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology blog.

Is the Labrador Duck a Common Eider x Steller’s Eider hybrid? No. The Lab and Field blog

Photography in science:

Great Black-backed Gulls photographed in St. Johns, NL. Banner image for an article on HPAI in “Canadian Poultry”


A Mallard photographed in the city park in Kalmar, Sweden, Autumn 2013. Also the cover of my PhD thesis.

Michelle Wille

A juvenile black headed gull photographed in the city park in Kalmar, Sweden, summer 2012. Cover image for Josanne Verhagen’s Journal of Virology article

Michelle Wille

An adult Herring Gull, sampled for our study, on Gull Island, Newfoundland. Summer 2009. Cover for Yanyn Huang’s Virology article.

Michelle Wille

My photos are also featured on the banner of the Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology blog

Bird Art

I design bird graphics, which you can now purchase on tshirts 🙂