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McKenzie, Valerie J Associate Professor

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Research

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  • My research interests combine the fields of parasitology, disease ecology, and wildlife conservation. I am interested in understanding the ways in which anthropogenic disturbances (e.g., land use, invasive species, aquaculture, wetland management) affect the parasites, pathogens, and symbiotic microbes of wildlife. In the realm of conservation biology, the goal of my research is to identify key factors that lead to shifts in the abundance and distribution of parasites and pathogens in order to offer ecologically informed solutions to mitigate disease threats to vulnerable wildlife. From a theoretical perspective, I am interested in the ways in which the host interacts with microbial symbionts and how those interactions can shape biological functions ranging from disease tolerance to evolution of new traits.

keywords

  • parasitology, disease ecology, host-associated microbes, conservation biology

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 3630 Parasitology (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 5840 Independent Study (Master's Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 8840 Independent Research (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 3930 Internship (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 5840 Independent Study (Master's Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 8840 Independent Research (Doctoral Level) (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 3990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 4990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 5840 Independent Study (Master's Level) (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 8840 Independent Research (Doctoral Level) (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 3630 Parasitology (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 5840 Independent Study (Master's Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6840 Independent Research (Master's Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 8840 Independent Research (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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