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Our goal is to improve our understanding of the processes that shape parasite diversity.

Parasite diversity & evolution

Contrary to other animal groups the total diversity of parasitic species is still largely ignored. At least one parasite species may exist for each of the known free-living species...

Parasite Ecology

Parasites are ubiquitous in all ecosystems and have an intrinsic value to the functioning of ecosystems far beyond the harmful effects they pose on their hosts. However, they are very rarely accounted for when ...

Parasite-Host interactions

Parasitism, as well as other symbiotic interactions, is recognized as a key driver of evolutionary novelty and ecological diversity throughout the tree of life. Often, the evolutionary...