Project Area C: Organismic Level
Impact of parasite infections on wildlife and domestic hosts
Projects of area C foster the organismic perspective of infection by our core parasite groups and its causes and consequences within host populations in their natural environment. By addressing specific host features such as MHC restriction, predisposition as well as biological host factors (ages, sex, social hierarchy) and geographical host background we aim to complement the knowledge of area A and B and add an applied field aspect. This area contributes the population perspective and makes the expectation explicit that host individuals are heterogeneous with respect to their individual response to parasite infections.