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Xavier A Harrison
Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, ZSL. Co-Secretary, Microbial Ecology Special Interest Group, British Ecological Society.
My work seeks to understand how the temporal dynamics of host-associated microbial communities influence host health and affect the strength of interactions between hosts and pathogens. I use amphibians as a model system for studying the vertebrate skin microbiome and how it protects against infection by the lethal pathogens Ranavirus and chytrid fungus.
I also study the structure and function of the gut microbiome in migratory birds.