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I am mainly interested in how climate influences the epidemiology of parasitic infections in animals. Internal parasites, especially helminths (worms), strongly affect the health and fitness of domestic and wild animals, and often have life stages that live away from the main host and are exposed to external environmental conditions. Climate - and climate change - is therefore a key driver of infection patterns. Management of parasites is further challenged by drug resistance, which undermines farming systems that rely on chemical use. Research in my group and with collaborators tries to advance and apply knowledge of the ecology of parasite populations to meet these challenges with better adapted management strategies. We use a combination of experiments on parasite biology, predictive computer modelling, and observations of field epidemiology. The work is global across farmed, companion and wild animal systems, including the troublesome issue of parasite and disease transmission across the wild-domestic interface. The outcomes we seek are more efficient and sustainable ways of managing parasite challenges to animal health, to support livelihoods, animal welfare and conservation in a rapidly changing world.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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24/10/2018 → 31/03/2019
R1874GFS: Upscaling farmer-led targeted intervention for livestock health and poverty alleviation in Africa
09/04/2018 → 30/09/2019
A Review of the Impact of Climate Change on the Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Nematode Infections in Small Ruminants and Wildlife in Tropical ConditionsBautista-Garfias, C. R., Castañeda-Ramírez, G. S., Estrada-Reyes, Z. M., Soares, F. E. D. F., Ventura-Cordero, J., González-Pech, P. G., Morgan, E. R., Soria-Ruiz, J., López-Guillén, G. & Aguilar-Marcelino, L., 24 Jan 2022, In: Pathogens. 11, 2, 13 p., e148.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile13 Downloads (Pure)
Morgan, E. R., Lanusse, C., Rinaldi, L., Charlier, J. & Vercruysse, J., 07 Apr 2022, (Early online date) In: Parasite (Paris, France). 29, 20.
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Increasing resistance to multiple anthelmintic classes in gastrointestinal nematodes on sheep farms in southwest EnglandBull, K., Glover, M. J., Rose Vineer, H. & Morgan, E. R., 26 Mar 2022, (Early online date) In: Veterinary Record. e1531.
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Maciag, L., Morgan, E. R. & Holland, C., 17 Jan 2022, (Early online date) In: Trends in parasitology.
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