I will be teaching a Marine Parasitology & Disease Course at Shoals Marine Lab this summer. Please pass along!
MARINE PARASITOLOGY AND DISEASE
June 11, 2018 to June 18, 2018
One semester of college-level biology or equivalent.
This course will focus on one of the most diverse and fascinating groups of marine organisms—parasites. The course will explore marine parasites and pathogens at multiple levels, including: (1) the evolutionary perspective with an emphasis on co-evolutionary relationships; (2) parasitic diseases and life cycles (from simple to complex); (3) taxonomic and phylogenetic understanding of parasite and host groups (with a focus on metazoan parasites and hosts); (4) ecological implications of parasitism in marine systems—at the population, community, and ecosystem levels; and (5) the effects of human-induced global change on parasitism in marine communities.
Students enrolled in Marine Parasitology and Disease will:
Dr. April Blakeslee: Assistant Professor, Biology Department, East Carolina University
Dr. April Blakeslee is a marine ecologist and conservation biologist, focusing on invasion biology, parasite ecology, evolutionary ecology, and biogeography. As an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at East Carolina University (Greenville, NC), she has developed a diverse research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. Specific to parasites, Dr. Blakeslee explores global distribution patterns and biogeography, population genetics and population ecology in native and non-native populations, community ecology and host-parasite interactions of native and non-native organisms (including host behavior, physiology, and genetics), and parasites as conservation tools. She has been performing research at SML on marine parasitology and disease for the past 15 years.
For more information please go to: https://www.shoalsmarinelaboratory.org/course/marine-parasitology-and-disease