Nov 12, 2012FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. JOSEPH WHITTAKER, assistant professor, Biology
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
FUGLESTAD LECTURE DISCUSSES HOW
PARASITES RULE THEIR WORLD AND OURS
Concordia College will present the 31st Annual Fuglestad Lecture featuring Dr. Cam Goater at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Centrum, Knutson Campus Center. The lecture titled “How Parasites Rule Their World, and Ours” is free and open to the public.
As a parasitologist, some of Goater’s research involves how parasites alter the behavior of their hosts. Ongoing projects include ecology and evolution of host/parasite interactions, impact of introduced trout on aquatic biodiversity in the Southern Alberta Rocky Mountains and the status of the tiger salamander in Southern Alberta.
Goater is an associate professor at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, and is here on sabbatical at MSU Moorhead completing an undergraduate text in parasitism for Cambridge U Press.
The Fuglestad Lectureship was established in 1982 in memory of R.E. “Ed” Fuglestad, who served the Concordia College biology department for 43 years.