Ryan goes to Chile to give talks and interact with colleagues–first to Concepción for a departmental seminar at the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, and then to Santiago to give a talk at the Federation of Latin American Parasitologists. Many thanks to Mario George-Nascimento for inviting him!
After 3.5 years of postdocing with Ryan, we wish Kate “bon voyage” as she moves to join the faculty at Southern Arkansas University, where she is going to teach marine biology and parasitology!
Is cannibalism risky in terms of causing the spread of parasites? In a new paper published in the American Naturalist, Ben and colleagues lay out evidence that cannibalism can actually be so bad for parasite transmission that cannibalism reduces the risk of infection.
Our collaborators from Oyvind Overli’s lab in Norway return this week to do stress tests and neurophysiology on our infected and uninfected experimental fish.
Andrew and Ryan just spent about a week out of town, mostly seeking to collect estuarine birds at Drakes Estero for parasitology as part of our overall food web project. Drakes is a pretty gorgeous place, and is part of the National Park Service’s Point Reyes National Seashore. There is a lot of ranch land around there, and cows forage … Read More