"This grant has greatly developed my insights into how ecology can contribute to Kenya's welfare."

Mordecai Ogada Overseas Bursary Winner

Parasite and Pathogen Ecology and Evolution

ParasiteĀ and Pathogen Ecology and Evolution


Secretary: Andy Fenton


  • 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

BSP Autumn Symposium in Disease Ecology – ecosystems, wildlife and human health, Mediacity, University of Salford 17-18th September 2014

The symposium will be held at the University of Salford in the Mediacity complex and will be utilising some of the very latest presentation technology. The symposium has a number of poster slots available and a handful of orals so submit soon. See here for more information.


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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