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Shellfish ecology; aquaculture and host-parasite interactions
Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory
NJ Agricultural Experiment Station
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Department of Environmental Sciences
Dr. Bushek’s research concerns the ecological impact of molluscan shellfish, particularly oysters, at the population, community and ecosystem levels. He is particularly interested in host-parasite interactions and the factors that influence transmission dynamics. These factors occur from molecular to climate levels and are influenced by physical, chemical and biological processes. A comprehensive understanding of earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences facilitates a comprehensive understanding of these dynamics. The complexity of these interactions and the breadth of knowledge necessary require collaborative relationships with experts across these fields. David hopes membership in EOAS will help him fulfill his academic interests.