Researchers have found a way to help one of Australia’s rarest birds ‘self-fumigate’ their nests, to protect their young from parasites.
Jeremy Debrulle discusses (Torchin et al. 2003) and the question of what role do parasites actually play in regulating and stabilising populations?
Studies have shown that some parasites can control their hosts, manipulating their behaviour often to the benefit of the parasites.
Tunan (Nicole) Yu discusses Horwitz and Wilcox (2005) and taking a multi-faceted view towards parasites to manage disease risk.
"How could I have been so naive to think that parasites would not have an intrinsic role to play in every ecosystem considering the fundamentals of...
Parasites have a crucial role in the earth’s ecosystem and are often left out of the climate change conversation. A blog post by Margot Schneider
Why is the Varroa Mite so virulent considering they are completely reliant on their bee hosts for transport, reproduction and as their sole food source?
A study led by researchers at ANU could lead to new treatments for combating drug-resistant malaria, as well as boost existing drugs.
ANU researchers say new growth offers new hope for koalas surviving in burnt habitats. Now this breakthrough has been given vital backing.
A group of ANU researchers are helping rehabilitate koalas after the 2020 bushfires.
Students discuss their experiences of parasitology courses at ANU: Parasitology BIOL3142 and Appreciating Parasites: From Molecules to Ecosystems BIOL3210.
"A parasite an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other's expense...