Dr Joanne Cable - PhD
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 76022
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74116
Location:Cardiff School of Biosciences, The Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
I have diverse research interests in the ecological adaptations of host-parasite systems. Specifically:
- Life history traits (transmission dynamics, host specificity, virulence and reproduction) of gyrodactylids and their impact on host fitness.
- Host genetic diversity and parasite resistance.
- Parasite molecular taxonomy and epidemiology.
Our field and lab studies are aimed to understand the selection pressures imposed by parasites on their hosts. Such information can be used to design more appropriate control measures and ameliorate the impact of parasites on endangered species.