Parasites research

The study of animals that live on or in other life forms, often to the detriment of the host.

Protozoans

Project leader: Dr Robert D. Adlard

  • morphological and molecular diagnosis of emerging protozoan pathogens of finfish
  • protozoan parasitology of commercially cultured bivalves
  • protozoan pathogens in aquaculture; aquatic animal health
  • blood-borne parasitic protozoa of Australia's avifauna.

Worms (parasitic helminths)

Project leader: Dr Robert D. Adlard

  • taxonomy of digenean and monogenean parasitic worms of coral reef fish
  • molecular phylogeny of parasites of fishes
  • determinants of distribution of digenean parasites of coral-reef fishes
  • Nematomorph (Gordian worms) morphology and diversity.