EEB 431 Biology of Animal Parasites

Instructor: Curt Blankespoor

Prereq.: Two college-level courses in biology, or EEB 171 and one other natural science course, or permission of instructor.

In this course, various ecological aspects of animal parasite populations (including those infecting humans) will be studied, such as life cycles, species diversity, diel and seasonal periodicity, intra- and interspecific competition, host specificity, longevity, recruitment, pathology, and parasite-induced behavioral changes in the host. Field and laboratory techniques for studying these host-parasite relationships will be emphasized. Fulfills the LSA Upper Level Writing Requirement.