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Parasitism and Ecosystems
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Parasitism and Ecosystems

Frédéric Thomas, François Renaud, and Jean-François Guegan

Abstract

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.

Keywords: parasite, biodiversity, health, global change, food webs, regulation, anthropic ecosystems, community ecology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198529873
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529873.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frédéric Thomas, editor
Researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
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François Renaud, editor
Researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Jean-François Guegan, editor