Professor of Integrative Biology
PhD Students: Graham Northrup, Johnathan Lo
Boots’ research focuses on the ecology/epidemiology and evolution of infectious disease. The overall aim is to understand the evolution of parasites, of host defense and how infectious organisms spread, persist and affect their host populations. His research uses a combination of evolutionary theory, experimental host-parasite systems, epidemiological models of wildlife and human tropical disease, and field entomology.