Human activities and their influence on natural ecosystems are increasingly affecting many ecological processes. Members of the Foufopoulos lab group study how habitat fragmentation, global climate change and emerging pathogens impact global biodiversity and ecosystem function.

We investigate the ecology of parasitism and disease in vertebrates by studying the ecological, physiological and evolutionary aspects of host-parasite interactions. To do so, we employ an integrative approach with methodologies borrowed from field ecology, comparative physiology, ecological immunology, evolutionary biology and population genetics.