Eric Morgan

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    Research Interests

    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.

    Willingness to take PhD. students

    Yes

    PhD projects

    Prediction, diagnosis and management of parasite infections in animals.

    Frequent Journals

    • Veterinary Parasitology

      ISSNs: 0304-4017

      Elsevier

      Scopus rating (2017): SJR 1.275 SNIP 1.215

      Journal

    • Parasitology

      ISSNs: 0031-1820

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-8161

      Cambridge University Press

      Scopus rating (2017): SJR 1.194 SNIP 0.946

      Journal

    • Veterinary Record

      ISSNs: 0042-4900

      BMJ Publishing Group

      Scopus rating (2017): SJR 0.464 SNIP 0.858

      Journal

    • Trends in Parasitology

      ISSNs: 1471-4922

      Elsevier Limited

      Scopus rating (2017): SJR 2.566 SNIP 2.03

      Journal

    • International Journal for Parasitology

      ISSNs: 0020-7519

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-0135

      Elsevier Limited

      Scopus rating (2017): SJR 1.638 SNIP 1.346

      Journal

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