Research on the diversity, ecology, systematics and phylogeography of parasites associated with rodent species. The current research programme focusses on various aspects related to the parasites that are found in and on the striped mouse, Rhabdomys pumilio. Projects
include: 1) the effect of habitat transformation (agriculture, urban
developments and climate change) on the natural parasite diversity and
species composition, 2) co-evolution between R. pumilio
and several macroparasites, and 3) the establishement of baseline data
on the infection rate of microparasites in a broad niche rodent species.
Contact: Dr Sonja Matthee (email@example.com)