Josie Pegg

When?
Thursday, February 11 2016 at 7:30PM

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Where?

1 Lord Montgomery Way
Portsmouth
PO1 2AH

Who?
Josie Pegg

What's the talk about?

Parasites are the stuff of horror movies, consuming their host and often capable of controlling their host’s body and mind in the most freakish of ways.

 

But this is only half the story. Around 75% of all species are parasitic, and parasites play an essential ecological role, prove unlikely allies and are in many ways responsible for life as we know it.

 

In this presentation, Josie Pegg will give us an insight into the world of parasites and challenge their negative reputation.

 

Josie Pegg is a postgraduate researcher at Bournemouth University and is passionate about marine and aquatic ecology, fish and parasites.