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Emma Pilgrim BES Policy Training Workshop

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

BES Annual Meeting 2015
13 – 16 December

Parasite and Pathogen Ecology and Evolution Event
Monday 14 December, 19:00

With two thematic sessions based on the effects of pathogens and parasites, “Integrating ecology and evolution to understand infectious disease” and “Using ecology to guide public health policy”, the great and good of the disease ecology world will be well represented at the meeting. The P&P Special Interest Group social event will therefore serve as an ideal opportunity to meet like-minded folk over drinks and nibbles at a nearby watering-hole (meet in the reception at 19:00), so please come along and get involved.


11th-13th April
BSP Spring meeting
Location: Imperial College London


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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