Ecologists, epidemiologists, and evolutionary biologists are increasingly aware of the significance of parasites in the study of ecosystems. This book provides a summary of the issues involved as well as an overview of the possibilities offered by this research topic, using well-documented case-studies to illustrate the main trends and prospects in this area. This is the first book devoted to the comprehension of both the roles and consequences of pathogens in ecosystems.
|Print publication date: 2005||Print ISBN-13: 9780198529873|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529873.001.0001|