Ecology and Evolution
of Host-Parasite Interactions (Z620).--This course will be a graduate
(2 credits) on the basic theory of host-parasite interactions.
It will contain lectures, readings and discussions on epidemiological
models, evolution of parasite virulence, evolution of sex and
mate choice, ecology of immune defense, and the population and
community effects of infection. Undergraduates are welcome, but
need the permission of the instructor.
The course will be offered
during the Fall of 2009.