Graduate Research: Evolutionary Ecology of Host-Parasite Interactions
Clayton-Bush Lab, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Utah
We are seeking one or two highly motivated Ph.D. students interested in the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite systems. Projects in our lab focus on factors governing parasite specificity, speciation, co-speciation, competition, adaptive radiation, and reciprocal selective effects between parasites and hosts. We also do taxonomic and phylogenetic work on birds and their host-specific feather lice.