Benoit is an outdoorsy and well-travelled person who enjoys encountering wildlife and local communities around the world. He is also passionate about how species may affect other species that are associated with them, such as seen in systems of hosts, parasites and pathogen, an interest which influences his current and past projects. Broadly, he is interested in how vectors and reservoirs of human and animal illnesses spread through the landscape and adapt to local environments. He currently collaborates on projects throughout the Americas on mosquito-borne West Nile virus and Zika virus, and on tick-borne Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme Disease. His goal is to identify landscape factors affecting vector abundance and spread and their associated pathogens. Feel free to message him to discuss biology, geography, the outdoors, travel, or any other interest you may have in common.