My research concerns the ecology, behavior, and conservation of vertebrates. I integrate molecular, physiological, and ecological approaches to examine host-parasite interactions at the individual and population levels. My research focuses on: (a) parasite-induced alterations in host behavior; (b) the transmission of parasites; and (c) effects of disease on host immune responses.
Currently, I use amphibians and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) as my research model system. Bd is a pathogenic fungus which causes the disease Chytridiomycosis. This is an emerging infectious disease of amphibians and is one of the factors causing worldwide declines in amphibian populations over the past three decades.
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