James Whiting is a PhD researcher at the University of Nottingham studying evolutionary parasitology in Scottish Sticklebacks. His research studies the trade-offs associated with parasite resistance and their implications for ageing.
In his free time, James enjoys comedy, real ale and comparing current affairs to animals and behavioural or evolutionary processes in the wild. Some if not all of these invaluable contributions to the modern biological synthesis can be found over at www.theanimail.blogpost.com. He also enjoys exaggerating and puns.