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Dr Jerusha Bennett: Parasites and diseases of Aotearoa's aquatic animals

Postgraduate students, Staff
Event type
Department seminar
School of Biomedical Sciences

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Zoology at Otago. I am delighted to kōrero to you soon about some research I have been working on with others over the last few years regarding parasites and diseases of Aotearoa's aquatic animals.

Parasites (specifically, parasitic helminths) have long been overlooked in various aspects of science for their 'hidden presence' in natural systems. We now know that to look to the future of our valued ecosystems, we must account for those underrepresented organisms such as parasites that are important components of such systems.

I'll take you through our collaborative disease investigation pipeline and shed some light on what our research can tell us about Ōtepoti's coastal marine ecosystem and the animals living in it.



Suzanne Malakoff



+64 3 556 6264

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