Our overarching mission is to better understand the ecology and evolution of parasites and parasitism, and to use them to enhance general ecological, evolutionary, and behavioral science. We use observations and experiments from the field, lab, computer, and scratch paper. We aim to always explicitly operate within a conceptual—if not quantitative & predictive—theoretical context, and work to keep things grounded in reality.
Please see the lab website for more info.
UCSD courses recently taught
SIO 131 Parasitology
SIO 132 Introduction to Marine Biology
SIO 278 The Metabolic Theory of Ecology (graduate seminar)
SIO 296 Parasites, Ecology, & Infectious Disease (hybrid lecture/seminar)
SIO/BISP 199 Special studies