Criscione, Charles individual record

I examine fundamental ecological and evolutionary questions in parasite systems and consider my research to be at the interface of ecology, evolution, and genetics. Parasitology provides a rich subject area for studies of ecology and evolutionary biology. Numerous topics such as ecosystem dynamics, mating systems, or coevolution can be addressed because parasites are extremely diverse. By diversity, I include not only the myriad of taxa that have independently evolved a parasitic lifestyle, but also the diversity in life cycles, modes of reproduction, host species, and ecosystems utilized by parasites. This diversity also allows for comparative studies to address theories or unifying principles that span ecosystems or taxonomic groups. Furthermore, there are many practical applications such as studying the evolution of drug resistance, or using parasite community structure to assess \"ecosystem health\". My research interests address both basic and applied questions, and span three overlapping subject areas: 1) Evolution: Population Genetics, Mating Systems, and Molecular Epidemiology, 2) Ecology: Biodiversity, Conservation, and Natural History, and 3) Genetics and Ecological Genomics.

selected publications
Academic Articles43
Conference Papers1
  • Criscione, C. D., Suclimack, D., Anderson, J. D., Subedi, J., Rai, D. R., Upadhayay, R. P., ... Anderson, T. J. (2008). LANDSCAPE GENETICS REVEALS FOCAL TRANSMISSION OF ASCARIS LUMBRICOIDES. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 79(6), 336-336.
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Texas A&M University; Biology; 3258 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3258