Research

Evolutionary Epidemiology: Coinfection and Spatial Structuring

As a postoc, I am studying the consequences of multiple infections for virulence evolution. Using a joint experimental evolution and modeling approach, I seek to understand how coinfection dynamics shape the evolution of pathogens across different environments.

Evolutionary ecology of multiple infections

I am studying the consequences of multiple infections for virulence evolution. Using a joint experimental evolution and modeling approach, I seek to understand how coinfection dynamics shape the evolution of pathogens across different environments.

The Community Ecology of Invasions: Direct and Indirect Competitive Effects

My PhD research examined the consequences of species invasions on community dynamics.Using invasive ants as a model system, I investigated the role of direct and indirect interactions such as competition and parasitism on resident species. I further developed spatial models to understand under what conditions species can invade communities

Vector behavior and infectious disease dynamics

As part of an international working group, we are investigating the role of general vector traits driving coinfection dynamics in humans, plants, and animals .

Vector behavior and infectious disease dynamics

As part of an international working group, we are investigating the role of general vector traits driving coinfection dynamics in humans, plants, and animals .

Publications

More Publications

. Senay Yitbarek, John H. Vandermeer, Ivette Perfecto*. 2017. Parasite mediated competition facilitates invasion (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). BioRxiv. bioRxiv, 2018.

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. Senay Yitbarek, Ivette Perfecto, John H. Vandermeer. 2017. Competitive release from native range does not predict invasive success of a globally dominant exotic ant species. BioRxiv. Invasion, 2017.

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. Mobile visual clothing search. In ICMEW, 2013.

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Outreach

International Association of Black Ecologists.

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Teaching

The Science of Origins (Honors 242).

Genomics in Society (EEB 142)

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEB 315).

Food, Energy, and the Environment (EEB 101).

Introductory Biology (EEB 172 & 173).

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