Janice Moore Professor

Office: Biology 206

Phone: (970) 491-6764


  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico


My laboratory associates and I explore the ecology and evolution of parasitic worms. Parasites often alter the behavior of intermediate hosts in ways that enhance transmission of the parasite. Using an acanthocephalan, a variety of species of cockroaches, and strictly comparative behavioral tests, we are asking questions about the phylogeny and ecology of these alterations. In addition, we are currently learning about the role that thermal choices play in alterations of parasitized host behavior. Additional includes studies of parasite communities in large birds. At this point, I am not taking new graduate students.  That said, I am happy to discuss parasite-induced behavioral changes and animal behavior in general with interested folks! Class Websites BZ 212 Web Site My Books