Emerging Zoonotic and Wildlife Pathogens Book (and cartoons!)
Parasite Ecology
by dinoverm
7M ago
Happy New Year, Blog Fans! The Parasite Ecology blog has been quiet for the past few years, in part because I have been spending my writing and Powerpoint art energy on a new project: a book! It’s called Emerging Zoonotic ..read more
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21 Parasite Ecology Papers for Your ‘21 Reading List
Parasite Ecology
by dinoverm
3y ago
Have you made a New Year’s resolution to read #260papers or #365papers this year? Or maybe you want to do some relaxing reading during your holiday break? I’ve got you covered! Last April, I posted some of the great parasite ..read more
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Season’s Eatings!
Parasite Ecology
by dinoverm
3y ago
Happy Holidays, Everyone! There are perhaps 4,500 species of parasitic woody plants, and mistletoes (~1,500 species) are unique among these for their chosen microhabitat on the host; mistletoes attach in the canopy, rather than the roots. This evolutionary innovation likely ..read more
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Host manipulation by parasites: a spooky Halloween post
Parasite Ecology
by dinoverm
4y ago
Happy Halloween! Turn on some spooky music, grab a handful of candy, and settle in for a spooky post about host manipulation by parasites! But do be careful eating; you never know when a parasite might be sneaking into your ..read more
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Simple versus Complex Life Cycles
Parasite Ecology
by dinoverm
4y ago
When you first start learning about parasite ecology—and even decades later, when you’re an expert—parasite life cycles can be confusing! Parasite life stages have a plethora of fancy names, like L3 larva and miracidium, which can be difficult to remember ..read more
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Panamanian snake community toadally changes due to chytrid
Parasite Ecology
by dinoverm
4y ago
            We should conserve general parasite biodiversity, because parasites play important roles in ecosystems. However, we should also do our best to control invasive or emerging parasite species that have large, negative impacts on species and ecosystems. One such parasite ..read more
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A Global Plan for Parasite Conservation
Parasite Ecology
by dinoverm
4y ago
Why should we conserve parasites? If you’re a long-time follower, you probably already know why we should conserve parasites. But for those of you who are new, welcome, and please enjoy this short journey into posts from the past! Parasitism ..read more
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Parasite Ecology Papers to Read While Stuck at Home During the Pandemic
Parasite Ecology
by dinoverm
4y ago
Many people are having a hard time being productive right now, and that’s OK! If you do not have the time, quiet, or mental fortitude to keep up with the scientific literature, that is completely understandable. But sometimes reading papers ..read more
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Robot Contact Rate Activity for K-12 Students to do at Home
Parasite Ecology
by dinoverm
4y ago
Since schools have closed across the country and world, parents and teachers are looking for learning activities that students can do at home. So I’m posting an easy experiment for Grades 3-6 that uses HEXBUGs, popular robot toys, to explore ..read more
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Bat Conservation and the Wuhan Coronavirus
Parasite Ecology
by dinoverm
4y ago
In the past week, my social media feeds – which encompass many people who love bats and support conservation – have been increasingly full of pleas and demands for the media to stop villainizing bats for the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCov ..read more
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