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Ecological-Evolutionary Feedbacks

(Disease ecology)

***All artwork by the talented lab alum, Benjamin McLauchlin! Check out his work LINK

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Hua et al. 2017


We have studied three parasites in the Hua lab- trematodes, ranavirus and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd). Most recently we have focused on how evolutionary responses to pesticides influence tadpole susceptibility to trematodes.  

Tadpole infected with trematodes

(E. trivolvis)

Trematodes  encysted in the kidney of a tadpole


Tadpole infected with Ranavirus

Trematode in its free swimming stage

Snail (Intermediate

host of trematode)

Trematode close up

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