We are describing and documenting patterns of copepod species to determine how their diversity evolves.
Copepods are one of the most abundant forms of life on Earth. They are dominant in the community of floating microscopic animals in the oceans, and also inhabit the microscopic spaces between sediment grains. Parasitic species of copepod are found on almost every group of animals, from sponges to whales.
Find out how researchers are determining copepod colonisation histories of ocean and freshwater systems.
Discover how these marine parasites colonise and exploit their hosts.
Learn about our important work on the life cycle of sea lice, a prevalent and devastating threat to commercial aquaculture worldwide.
We are contributing to the largest record of marine species in the world, informing everything from industry to Wikipedia listings.
Merit Researcher in the Crustacea Research Group, focusing on patterns of diversity in copepods and the biology of parasitic copepods from fish and marine invertebrate hosts.
Copepods are small crustaceans, relatives of the crabs and shrimps. They are found in oceans and nearly every freshwater habitat, from bogs and springs to wet forest leaf-litter and the water-filled recesses in plants.