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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 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...
Treatments for human afflictions can be found in the most obscure places and in the strangest creatures.
Students discuss their experiences of parasitology courses at ANU: Parasitology BIOL3142 and Appreciating Parasites: From Molecules to Ecosystems BIOL3210.
In this video Dr Alex Maier talks about how a collaboration between ANU and Humboldt University is investigating new interdisciplinary approaches to...
Love the parasite you're with - the entertaining life of unwelcome guests from flea circuses to Aliens »
In fiction and popular culture, parasitic characters appear as a metaphor for the threat and spread of disease.
I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to do a malaria physiology project with Kiaran Kirk and Kevin Saliba, and I have been doing research ever since.