We investigate the causes that determine the distribution of parasites in a variety of hosts. These causes may be proximal and have evolutionary consequences. Proximal causes help us explain the distribution of parasites in several animals that are in close contact as a result of an invasion or introduction. The consequences may include disease outbreaks or spillovers, which can result in evolutionary changes such as diversification, coevolution, switching or extinction.
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Nematodes are a megadiverse group of ecdysozoans
We are looking for PhD students to work on nematode systematics