Kuris, Armand

Kuris, Armand
University of California - Santa Barbara

Our laboratory is engaged in four interlocking areas of research. The underlying theory being developed in our lab concerns the nature of adaptive peaks for different types of trophic interactions (links in the food web; predator/prey, parasite/host). This theory expands the concept of parasitic castration as a distinct type of trophic phenomenon. In our lab, this work has had many spin-offs concerning interactions between larval trematodes, the impact of parasites on fisheries, and the development of biological control for marine pests, as well as human schistosomaisis.

Research Interests: 
Aquatic Biology Disease Ecology Ecology Ecosystem Ecology Evolutionary Ecology Marine Biology Organismal Biology Population and Community Ecology Zoology