NSF Research Collaborative Network:

Refining and Diversifying Ecological Immunology


14 May

3 new PhD opportunities are available in the Avian Behavioural Ecology Research group at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. See our News page for more info.

Our 2014 RCNE meeting in Woods Hole, MA was a huge success! Talks and posters from the meeting will be added to the website soon.

28 April

A new graduate position in ecophysiology of host-parasite interactions in amphibians has been posted on the News page.

24 April

A book on the evolutionary aspects and future perspectives of ecoimmunology edited by Davide Malagoli and Enzo Ottaviani is now available. Check out the online version here.

The most up-to-date program for the 2014 meeting is available for download on the Meeting page.

15 April

An updated schedule for the 2014 RCNE meeting has been posted on the Meeting page.

The last day for registration for the 2014 meeting in Woods Hole is Friday, April 18.

4 April

A preliminary schedule for the 2014 RCNE meeting has been posted on the Meeting page.

Please see the News page for more.


Immunity to pathogens and parasites has historically been understudied in evolutionary ecology. However in recent years, studying the causes and consequences of investment in immune function, termed ecological immunology, has transformed multiple realms of biology, including behavioral ecology, disease ecology, and life history evolution. To foster continued productivity and expansion of this emerging field, ecological immunology requires theoretical refinement and methodological consistency. This is possible only through the combined efforts of scientists that otherwise would not interact.