"The Haldane Prize brought recognition to my work and opened new doors for collaborating internationally."

Kyle Demes Haldane Prize Winner 2013

Parasite and Pathogen Ecology and Evolution

Parasite and Pathogen Ecology and Evolution


Secretaries: Andy Fenton and Jo Lello


  • Be a central forum for parasite and pathogen ecologists and evolutionary biologists to make and maintain contacts, exchange and discuss ideas and promote useful events. As a part of this aim the group will play a role in encouraging early career development.
  • Seek collectively to understand the causes of variation in parasite-host interactions with a focus on the ecological and evolutionary influences.
  • Form a coherent body of scientists who can act as a force to inform government policy on funding, conservation and health with respect to parasites and pathogens.
  • Our members consist of academic staff, research staff and students from around twenty UK institutions. The only requirement of membership is that you have an interest in some aspect of parasite ecology or evolution.
  • You can keep up to date with this group by joining our mailing list (which is archived as an RSS feed on our Facebook page). The list is used by the community to advertise events, post job information and make requests. We hope you will be excited to join us and be part of this growing community. You can sign up to our mailing list very easily by filling in your details at JISC

Current / Future Meetings

16 – 18 April
BSP Spring meeting symposium: Disease Ecology Sessions
Location: BT Convention Centre, Liverpool  

For more details, see here

Autumn 2015
Early Career developmental retreat: ‘The future of disease ecology’
Location: Gregynog Hall, Wales  

Summer 2015
Workshop on ‘Transmission’
Location: To be confirmed

 13 – 16 December
BES Annual Meeting – disease ecology session and cross-SIG networking event, joint with the ‘Computational Ecology’ SIG.
Locaton: EICC, Edinburgh


SIG Group Committee Chair: Andy Fenton, (University of Liverpool)
Scientific Advisor: Mike Begon, (University of Liverpool)
Early Career Member: John Bielby, (London Zoological Society)
Liaison to British Society for Parasitology (BSP): Jo Cable (Cardiff University)
Meetings Secretary: Andrew Fenton, (University of Liverpool)
Student Member: Ines Fontes, (Natural History Museum London)
Communications: Sarah Perkins (Cardiff University)

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