Emlyn Resetarits, Biology
Emlyn Resetarits is a disease ecologist who focuses on putting parasites into a community and ecosystem context. She studies parasite communities across multiple scales of organization, from host individuals and host populations to entire ecosystems. By combining field surveys, dissections, mesocosms, and lab and field experimentation, her research provides insight into host-parasite interactions, behavioral ecology, and community ecology. Her current work investigates geographic variation in the Eastern mudsnail and its trematode parasites.
Prior to joining Barnard, Resetarits was the scientist-in-residence at the University of Georgia’s Marine Institute on Sapelo Island and a postdoctoral research and teaching associate at the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Disease at the Odum School of Ecology at UGA. She received her B.A. in environmental biology from Columbia University and Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, and behavior from the University of Texas at Austin.