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Top research coverage of 2022

Many of the WSU studies that grabbed headlines last year had to do with human health, topped by the discovery of a potentially dangerous virus in Russian bats, a relative of the one that causes COVID‑19.

Parasite common in cats causes abortion in bighorn sheep

A parasite often spread by domestic and wild cats is a cause of abortions, or pregnancy loss, as well as neonatal deaths in big horn sheep, according to a study led by WSU researchers.

Low-impact human recreation changes wildlife behavior

A WSU-led study of Glacier National Park hiking trails during and after a COVID‑19 closure adds evidence to the theory that humans can create a “landscape of fear” like other apex predators.