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Professor Ian Beveridge

Professor Ian Beveridge BVSc (Hons) PhD DVSc (Melbourne)
Professor in Veterinary Parasitology

Ian Beveridge is Professor of Veterinary Parasitology in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne. His research interests include systematics and biology of helminth (round worms) and arthropod (ecto) parasites of marsupials, systematics of cestodes (tapeworms) of elasmobrachs (sharks, rays, skates), ticks, and diagnosis and pathogenesis of helminth infections in domestic animals.

He has previously been employed by the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science in Adelaide, South Australia and the Department of Tropical Veterinary Sciences at James Cook University in North Queensland, Australia. Ian contributes to the Australian Society for Parasitology and editorial boards of several international journals.

Professor Beveridge is a major contributor to wildlife disease research and publications at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, commencing with the wildlife disease unit during the 1970s. He has produced eleven book chapters, eight monographs, 270 papers in refereed scientific journals, including many on diseases and parasites of Australian wildlife.

Contact details:
Telephone: +61 3 9731 2285
Facsimile: +61 3 9731 2366
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Teaching Responsibilities:
250- 202 Co-ordinator of Veterinary Parasitology (alternating with Dr RB Gasser)
250- 422 Co-ordinator of Diseases of Birds and Non-domestic Animals

Co-ordinator Roles:
Co-ordinator of Veterinary Parasitology (alternating with Dr RB Gasser)
Co-ordinator of Diseases of Birds and Non-domestic Animals

Field of Expertise:
Parasites and parasitic diseases of animals

Research Interests:
Systematics and biology of helminth parasites of marsupials
Systematics of cestode parasites of fish
Pathogenesis of intestinal nematode infections in ruminants

Current Research Projects:
Anoplocephalid cestodes of marsupials
Helminth communities in large macropods in northern Australia
Distribution of paralysis ticks in Australia
Systematics of trypanorhynch cestodes from elasmobranchs
Development of trichostrongyle nematodes of ruminants

Committee Memberships:
Member of the Faculty of Veterinary Science's Executive Commitee, the Planning and Resources Commitee, the Veterinary Research and Graduate Studies Commitee, the Unsatisfactory Progress Committee and the chair of the Course and Assessment Commitee

Member of Research Groups:
Parasitology and Cestode Vaccines (Research Leader)

Selected Publications:

Beveridge, I. 1986. Parasitic Diseases, Monotremes and Marsupials. In 'Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine' 2nd edition, ed. M.E. Fowler, publ. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, pp 577-588.

Beveridge, I. 1986. Coevolutionary relationships of the helminth parasites of Australian marsupials. In 'Co-evolution and Systematics' The Systematics Association special volume No. 32, eds A.R. Stone and D.L. Hawksworth, Clarendon Press, Oxford, pp 93 - 117.

Beveridge, I. 1994. Anoplocephalidae Cholodkovsky, 1902. In "Keys to the Cestode Parasites of Vertebrates". Editors L.F. Khalil, A. Jones & R.A. Bray. pp. 315-374. Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux International, Wallingford. ISBN O 85198 879 2

Campbell, R.A. & Beveridge, I. 1994. Order Trypanorhyncha. In "Keys to the Cestode Parasites of Vertebrates" Editors L.F. Khalil, A. Jones & R.A. Bray. pp 51-148 Commonwealth Agriculture Bureaux International, Wallingford. ISBN O 85198 879 2.(50%).

Beveridge , I. 2001. The use of life-cycle characters in studies of the evolution of cestodes. In "The Interrelationships of the Platyhelminthes" Editors D.T.J. Littlewood and R.A.Bray. pp. 250-256. Taylor & Francis, London. ISBN 0-7484-0903-3.

Spratt, D.M., Beveridge, I. & Walter, E.L. 1991. A catalogue of Australasian monotremes and marsupials and their recorded helminth parasites. Records of the South Australian Museum, Monograph Series No.1, 1-105 (30%).

Beveridge, I. & Spratt, D.M. 1996. The helminth parasites of Australasian marsupials: origins and evolutionary biology. Advances in Parasitology 37 : 136-254 (60%).

Beveridge, I. 1998. Taxonomic revision of the genus Cloacina von Linstow (Nematoda: Strongyloidea) from macropodid marsupials. Invertebrate Taxonomy 12 : 273-508.

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