Jillian Detwiler
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Assistant Professor

Office 208 B Buller Buller
(204) 474-8689

I am an evolutionary ecologist that utilizes molecular techniques to address the ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions. I use a variety of host-parasite systems in field and laboratory settings to address a broad range of topics. My research interests include the impact of host ecology and evolution on patterns of host specificity, and the influence of parasite-mediated selection on adaptive immune genes. My approach integrates neutral markers and ecologically relevant genes with ecological, phylogenetic, and population genetics methods.

Check out the lab website http://detwilerlab.weebly.com

I am recruiting graduate and honours students into my research program. If interested, please email your CV, a copy of your academic transcript, and a brief description of your research background and interests.

Research Interests

Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment, Parasite evolutionary ecology, trematode-snail interactions, host specificity, hybridization, mating systems

Recent Publications

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Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Wesley Ogloff, MSc defense: “Climate change-related shifts in species interactions and diet in an Arctic marine ecosystem” — Tuesday, July 31 at 9 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Elise Couillard, MSc Defense: “Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) awareness of neighbours' vigilance is spatially explicit” — Wednesday, August 1 at 8:45 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Muriel Magnaye, MSc Defense: “Growth and post-spawning survival in capelin (Mallotus villosus) on the northeast coast of Newfoundland” — Wednesday, August 15 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.