My graduate research focuses on the protist parasite Labyrinthula zosterae (Lz) on eelgrass and how it affects trophic interactions in eelgrass ecosystems. I am generally fascinated by how parasites and disease affect the trophic ecology of their hosts. Peripheral projects to my dissertation may include investigations into other parasite or disease systems. The images above show various parasitic invertebrates.
TROPHIC IMPACTS OF PARASITES,