Florian Reyda presents at workshop in Slovakia

Last week, Florian Reyda, Biology and Biological Field Station, traveled to Stará Lesná, Slovakia to participate in the 9th International Workshop on Acanthocephala. Acanthocephala are a group of parasitic worms also known as the thorny-headed worms. These workshops occur every four years.

At the workshop, Reyda delivered an invited presentation titled “An integrated taxonomic approach to understanding species diversity of fish-parasitizing Neoechinorhynchus species.” The presentation highlighted work Reyda has done with several of his students in New York and elsewhere in the USA.