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Why is it “parasite” ecology and not “disease” ecology?
The honest answer is that when I was picking a title for this blog, I found several existing blogs that were named Disease Ecology. I thought for a while about cool alternative names. Rejected ideas included: “Parasites FTW,” “If You Don’t Read this Blog, You’ll Get Parasitized,” “The Cutest, Fluffiest Organisms on Earth,” and “Mmmm, Parasites.” However, I decided to keep it simple, and go with Parasite Ecology. In retrospect, I should have named it Symbiont Ecology. Oh w\ell.
Send me your cool parasite ecology papers!
If you publish or find a cool parasite ecology paper that you think I should blog about, shoot me an email at dinoverm (at) gmail.com. I’m especially likely to blog about things with cartoon potential, so feel free to recommend cartoon ideas. At present, I am receiving more cool papers than I have time to blog. Therefore, I’m inviting you to write a post about your paper, which I will happily post on the blog for you!
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