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I am interested in the role of natural enemies in aquatic communities. Specifically, I am interested in the interactive effects of parasites and predators on amphibians. I examine both the direct and indirect effects of these enemies, including the effects of parasite infection on host susceptibility to predators, and the nonconsumptive effects of predators on their prey's vulnerability to parasite infection. I address these questions using echinostomes, a group of trematode parasites that infect the kidneys of amphibians. As echinostomes have recently been identified as an important emerging parasite in areas near human activities, it will be important to understand these different effects.
B.A., Zoology and History, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
2019 Kraus Nat. Sci. Bldg.830 North University
Ann Arbor, MI