Students interested in conducting undergraduate and graduate thesis research for Spring-Fall semesters 2022 feel free to contact me at: email@example.com
The project aims to understand the succession process of both hosts (vertebrate) and parasite (blood parasites) communities using the experimental plots set up at the USF Forest Preserve. For more information on the forest preserve visit: https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/departments/ib/research/forest-preserve.aspx
The main vertebrate group to study is birds and the parasites are the group of malarias and related haemosporidians (vector-borne blood parasites). Yet, other vertebrate groups and parasites might be considered for research if so is the interest of the student.