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Main Title Parasites in ecological communities : from interactions to ecosystems /
Author Hatcher, Melanie J.
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Dunn, Alison M.
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 695560008
ISBN 9780521889704; 0521889707; 9780521718226; 0521718228
Subjects Parasites--Ecology ; Parasites--Behavior ; Host-parasite relationships ; Parasitology ; Biotic communities ; Host-Parasite Interactions ; Ecosystem ; Biodiversity ; Parasitology--methods ; SCIENCE--Life SCIENCEs--Ecology ; Parasit--(DE-588)4044635-9 ; Wirt--(DE-588)4132477-8 ; èOkosystem ; Epidemiologie
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ELBM  QL757.H34 2011 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/14/2011
Collation xv, 445 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-438) and index.
Contents Notes
1. Introduction -- 2. Parasites and competitors -- 3. Parasites and predators -- 4. Parasites and intraguild predation -- 5. Plant pathogens and parasitic plants -- 6. Parasites and invasions -- 7. Ecosystem parasitology -- 8. Emerging diseases in humans and wildlife -- 9. Where do we go from here? "Interactions between competitors, predators and their prey have traditionally been viewed as the foundation of community structure. Parasites - long ignored in community ecology - are now recognized as playing an important part in influencing species interactions and consequently affecting ecosystem function. Parasitism can interact with other ecological drivers, resulting in both detrimental and beneficial effects on biodiversity and ecosystem health. Species interactions involving parasites are also key to understanding many biological invasions and emerging infectious diseases. This book bridges the gap between community ecology and epidemiology to create a wide-ranging examination of how parasites and pathogens affect all aspects of ecological communities, enabling the new generation of ecologists to include parasites as a key consideration in their studies. This comprehensive guide to a newly emerging field is of relevance to academics, practitioners and graduates in biodiversity, conservation and population management, and animal and human health"--