Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Professor
Previous Position Reader (University of Bristol)
Telephone +44 (0) 2890972288
Email eric.morgan@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical, Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • Effects of climate change on parasite transmission in animals
  • Modelling adaptive parasite control strategies in livestock
  • Wildlife disease

Recent Key Papers

  • Beltrame L, Dunne T, Vineer HR, Walker JG, Morgan ER, Vickerman P, McCann CM, Williams DJL, Wagener T (2018) A mechanistic hydro-epidemiological model of liver fluke risk. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 15, 20180072. Doi: 10.1098/rsif.2018.0072.
  • Walker JG, Evans KE, Vineer HR, van Wyk JA, Morgan ER (2018) Prediction and attenuation of seasonal spill-over of parasites between wild and domestic ungulates in an arid mixed-use system. Journal of Applied Ecology 55, 1976-1986. Doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13083.
  • Rose H, Caminade C, Bolajoko MB, Phelan P, Van Dijk J, Baylis M, Williams D, Morgan ER (2016) Climate-driven changes to the spatio-temporal distribution of the parasitic nematode, Haemonchus contortus, in sheep in Europe. Global Change Biology doi:10.111/gcb.13132.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Combined approaches to nematode control in grazing livestock under climate change
  • Co-supervise 5 PhD studentships in Bristol on migration and parasite transmission in wild ungulates in Central Asia,
    behaviour and parasitism in extensively grazed sheep, hydro-epidemiological modelling of liver fluke risk, and
    paratenesis/predation in the transmission of Toxocara in cats.
  • QUADRAT STP student, Chris Boughton: Grassland parasites and community dynamics under climate warming
  • QUADRAT STP student, Gemma Crossan: Trophic interactions and the ecology of emerging lungworm infections under global warming
  • QUADRAT STP student, Mae Carpenter: Is nibbled, riddled and rotten good for health? Biodiverse stimulation of antiparasitic chemical production by plants and fungi