Aquatic & Fishery Sciences Major and Marine Biology Minor
When: Thursday, May 4, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Fishery Sciences Building (FSH) 203
Please join us for an academic programs info session accompanied by a short talk by one of the faculty from the School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, recently ranked as the 4th best university fisheries program in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.
Assistant Professor Chelsea Wood, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Topic: Parasites in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Parasites run the world: no ecosystem exists without them, and among all of Earth’s species, parasites outnumber non-parasites. But because they are usually small and hidden within their hosts, parasites can be easy to overlook. My work addresses the ecology of marine and freshwater parasites. I’ll summarize the ecological importance of parasites, their effects on hosts, and talk about why parasites are important components of marine and freshwater ecosystems.