Lecturer (Animal Physiology), co-director Centre for Sustainable Ecosystem Solutions
University of Wollongong
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My research spans the fields of disease ecology and migration biology, drawing on theories and techniques from physiological ecology, community ecology, and molecular biology.
I'm interested in a range of questions, including:
- How parasites, symbionts, and their genetic material (think antimicrobial resistance genes) are transmitted and maintained in wildlife
- The impact of parasites and symbionts on animal performance
- How environmental disturbance alters animal movements and infection
- The ecological consequences of changed movement and/or infection patterns
I'm a generalist when it comes to study system – waterfowl and avian influenza viruses across Northern Europe, amphibians with trematode parasites in the western United States, shorebirds of the East-Asian-Australasian Flyway and their viruses, intestinal parasites, and gut microbiota, and seagulls with viruses and antimicrobial resistant bacteria here in Wollongong. I am currently interested in extending these studies to better understand how external stressors, such as habitat modification and food shortages influence movement behaviour and resilience to additional stressors.