"As part of the undergraduate fellowship with the BES I developed many employability skills and met countless young ecologists."

Becky Hollely Undergraduate Fellowship

Parasite and Pathogen Ecology and Evolution

Parasite and Pathogen Ecology and Evolution


Secretaries: 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  

We will be holding our annual social event on the first night of the BSP Spring Meeting. Come and join us at Salt Dog Slim’s on Thursday 16th April, from 7pm to late. Free bar snacks and drinks, to those arriving early.

For more details, see here

November 2015
Early Career developmental retreat: ‘The future of disease ecology’
Location: ZSL, London

Summer 2015
Workshop on ‘Transmission’
Location: Gregynog Hall, Wales

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


Jo Lello (Cardiff University)
Andy Fenton (University of Liverpool)
Jo Cable (Cardiff University)
Jon Bielby (Zoological Society of London)
Giuseppe Paladini (University of Stirling)
Beth Levick – Post-graduate Rep (University of Liverpool)
Xavier Harrison (Zoological Society of London)
Ken Wilson (University of Lancaster)

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