Todd Huspeni, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Ph.D., University of CA - Santa Barbra (2000)
M.S., University of CA - Santa Barbra (1997)
B.A., History and Biology - University of Minnesota (1990)
Bio 160 - Introduction to Animal Biology
Bio 362/562 - Animal Parasitology
Bio 490/690 - Seminar in Molecular Biology
American Society of Parasitologists (ASP)
Australian Society of Parasitologists (Website)
American Malacological Union (Website)
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
Western Society of Naturalists (WSN)
The Helminthological Society of Washington (HELMSOC)
I am principally interested in animal parasites as organisms that
permeate all free-living communities. I am particularly interested in
the applied question of how parasites can be used as indicators of
condition in free-living communities, as well as questions which seek to
elucidate the ways that parasites operate and function in ecosystem
||University Excellence in Teaching Award,
||Department of Biology Teaching Award, UWSP
||Department of Biology Service Award (with Dr. Jamee Hubbard),
||Department of Biology Pucci Faculty Award, UWSP
||Outstanding Faculty Mentor Nominee, UWSP|
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||Parasite infections and brood success in nestling Red-shouldered
hawks (Buteo lineatus) in northeast Wisconsin (USA). (With King, J. C.,
Dubay, S. A., VanLanen, A. R., and R. W. Gerhold). In Revision for
Journal of Parasitology. (10/20/09).
||Parasite and free-living biomass in three estuaries implications for
ecosystem energetics. (With Kuris, A. M., Hechinger, R. F., Shaw, J.
C., Whitney, K. W., Aguirre, L. M., Boch, C., Dobson, A.
P., Dunham, E. D., Fredensborg, B. L., Lorda, J., Mababa, L., Mancini,
F., Mora, A., Pickering, M., Talhouk, N., Torchin, M. E., and K. D.
Lafferty). Nature 454: 515-518.
||Can parasites be indicators of free-living diversity? Relationships
between species richness and the abundance of larval trematodes and of
local benthos and fishes. (With Hechinger, R. F., Lafferty K. D.,
Brooks, A. and A. M. Kuris.) Oecologia 151:82-92.
||Differential parasitism of native and Introduced snails: replacement
of a parasite fauna. (With Torchin, M. E., and Byers, J. E.).
Biological Invasions 7:885-894.
||Ecology of the introduced ribbed mussel (Geukensia demissa) in
Estero de Punta Banda, Mexico: interactions with the native cord grass,
Spartina foliosa. (With Torchin, M. E., Hechinger, R. F., Whitney, K.
and K. D. Lafferty). Biological Invasions 7:607-614.
||Trematode parasites as estuarine indicators: Opportunities,
applications and comparisons with conventional community approaches. In
Estuarine Indicators. (With Hechinger, R. F. and K. D. Lafferty.) Pp.
297-314. Edited by S. Bortone. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL.