Sara Weinstein

Graduate student
Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Office: Marine Biotech (Bldg. 555), Rm. 2018

Research interests

I am interested in parasite ecology and evolution and am currently working on several different projects on these topics. My current research focus is on the ecology of the Raccoon roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis in California mammal populations and factors influencing human infection risk. I am using models built in R to explore parasite population dynamics and the role of intermediate hosts in determining abundance of both adult worms and eggs.

I am also interested in the evolution of parasitism, parasite adaptive radiations, octopus parasites, and amphibian epidemiology.


Weinstein, S. 2009. An aquatic disease on a terrestrial salamander: individual and population level effects of a pathogenic fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis , on Batrachoseps attenuatus (Plethodontidae). Copeia 4: 653-660. doi:10.1643/CH-08-18

Marine Science Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150