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Watch the free UN Parasite Biodiversity Day Presentations that took place online 15 & 16 October from 10am – 2pm AEDT.
In celebration of U.N. Biodiversity Conference COP 15, Global Parasitologist Coalition presents this eight-session event covering parasites from all kinds of hosts including insects, whales, bats, kangaroos, and human beings! An exclusive interview with parasitologists from around the world, a panel discussion on conserving parasite biodiversity, and a parasite and art section, offer the opportunities to explore different aspects of parasites. At this Parasite Biodiversity Day Event you will find out why parasites are “awesome” creatures with huge biodiversity as we take a closer look at them. These almost-invisible creatures influence many areas including agriculture, economics, and public health, yet often being neglected. While presenting our own studies of parasites, we also want to reveal to you how diverse and important the parasites are — on the conservation of the parasites themselves and to their diverse host taxa including humans.
Watch the presentations to learn more about the biodiversity of these astonishing parasites and what’s behind the scenes! Visit www.globalpc.org
ASP member A/Prof Michelle Power from Macquarie University will join Dr. Skylar R. Hopkins, North Carolina State University, Dr. Kevin D. Lafferty, U.S Geological Survey and Dr. Mackenzie L. Kwak; National University of Singapore for a Panel Discussion – Conserving Parasite Biodiversity: Pros & Cons on October 16th noon-1pm AEDT and then at 2pm AEDT Dr. Stephanie Godfrey, University of Otago will join Michelle for “Parasites & Host Animals with Pouches”.
Check out the full two-day program with many amazing parasitologists from around the world!