Queen's University, Belfast
|Previous Position||Reader (University of Bristol)|
|Telephone||+44 (0) 2890972288|
|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