NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Topic: The risky rise of aquaculture: collateral disease impacts on aquatic wildlife
David is a marine ecologist with a soft spot for parasites. He obtained his PhD at Kiel University, followed by postdoctoral fellowships spent in Denmark and New Zealand. Since 2010, he works at the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and also holds a chair in Marine Parasite Ecology at the University of Groningen. His group works on the ecology of parasites and diseases in coastal ecosystems. Current research topics include the role of parasites in food webs, the links between diversity and disease risk, effects of global changes on parasite-host interactions, and macroecological patterns in aquatic parasites.