We have a number of different projects within our research group. Please see our individual pages and click on the links below to get an overview of our different projects

Variation in maternal allocation - causes and consequences

How do patterns of resource allocation during early development vary with maternal age, changes in the environment and in response to infection and disease. What are the consequences for offspring? Click the link to find out more.

Maternal immunity and responses to infection and vaccination

Maternal immunity plays an essential role in protecting offspring from disease during their early life but how specific is this response, how does it impact on the development of the offspring's own immune response and what consequences do interventions such as drug treatment and vaccination have on offspring success? Click the link to find out more.

The effects of parasitism and disease on population success  

Why do individuals vary so much in their abaility to deal with disease? How do changes in their environment impact on their ability to cope with disease? Are some parts of the population particularly vulnerable to the challenges of infection? How does infection of some parts of the population impact on the success of uninfected hosts? Click on the link to find out more.