Mark Torchin

Staff Scientist- Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Adjunct Research Biologist- MSI
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My research focus is on coastal marine ecology with an emphasis on host-parasite and consumer interactions, infectious diseases and biological invasions. I work on biological invasions across tropical and temperate systems developing a global perspective on factors driving invasions. With collaborators around the world, we are developing a latitudinal framework approach to examine factors (a) influencing patterns of marine diversity, (b) driving invasions and (c) facilitating parasite/ disease transmission in coastal regions. My research is at the intersection of biological invasions and parasite/ disease ecology.

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