Jennifer Koop



Jennifer Koop

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2011. University of Utah
Phone: 508-910-6903
Office: Science and Engineering, Room 328A






My research interests lie broadly in the ecology and evolution of species interactions. More specifically, I am interested in understanding the establishment and transmission-virulence dynamics of host-parasite interactions in which one or both species are considered to be invasive. Invasive species (including parasites) are currently one of the biggest threats to global biodiversity. The major goals of my research are to better understand what determines the success of an invasive species and how we can most effectively predict the impact of that species on its new environment. To address these goals, my research draws from the fields of invasion biology, ecology, evolution, population genetics, modeling, and conservation. Currently, we are working on two unique systems involving an invasive freshwater trematode in the United States and an invasive parasitic nest fly in the Galapagos. I am eager to involve students and postdocs interested in pursuing research in these areas and encourage you to visit my lab webpage for further information.



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Courses Professor Koop has taught include:

BIO431 Evolution

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