Lisa is an entomology enthusiast that has been involved in our lab as a volunteer, technician, research project student, and now as a MSc student. Lisa has been working on various parasite-host relationships including slugs and their associated nematode, Phasmarhabditis californica, as well as Drosophila nigraspiracula flies and Macrocheles subadius mites. Lisa is investigating the non-consumptive effects (NCEs) of parasite-host interactions, including the effect of indirect and direct parasite exposure on D. nigraspiracula reproduction and survival. Currently Lisa’s MSc research examines how host ontogeny affects the NCEs of parasite exposure with the aim of scaling up to a landscape of fear that considers how complex environments influence NCEs. 

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