Parasites are going extinct. Here is why we need to save them.

“They’re ‘gross and slimy and flaccid and wiggling.’ But parasites can be just as important as more charismatic animals—and many may be on the verge of disappearing.”

Future Rivers Executive Committee member and UW’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences assistant professor Chelsea Wood’s novel research on the ecology of parasites and pathogens in a changing world was the subject of a recent article in National Geographic and NatGeo UK.