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Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Sharon K. Collinge and Chris Ray

Abstract

Many infectious diseases of recent concern, including malaria, cholera, plague, and Lyme disease, have emerged from complex ecological communities involving multiple hosts and their associated parasites. Several of these diseases appear to be influenced by human impacts on the environment, for example intensive agriculture, clear-cut forestry, and habitat loss, and fragmentation. Such environmental impacts may affect many species at trophic levels below or above the host community. Thus, the prevalence of both human and wildlife diseases may alter in unanticipated ways as a result of changes i ... More

Keywords: pathogen, parasite, disease, community ecology, interactions, diversity, stochastic, environmental impacts, reservoir, host

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198567080
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon K. Collinge, editor
Associate Professor, University of Colorado, USA

Chris Ray, editor
Research Associate, University of Colorado, USA

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chapter 1 Community epidemiology

Sharon K. Collinge, and Chris Ray

chapter 3 Community ecology meets epidemiology: the case of Lyme disease

Richard Ostfeld, Felicia Keesing, and Katheleen Lo Giudice

chapter 4 Microbial community ecology of tick-borne human pathogens

Clay Keith, Clay Fuqua, Curt Lively, and Michael J. Wade

chapter 5 Disease dynamics in plant communities

Charles E. Mitchell, and Allson G. Power

chapter 6 Host selection and its role in transmission of arboviral encephalitides

Robert S. Unnasch, Eddie W. Cupp, and Thomas R. Unnasch

chapter 7 Freshwater community interactions and malaria

Eliška Rejmánková, John Grieco, Nicole Achee, Penny Masuoka, Kevin Pope, Donald Roberts, and Richard M. Higashi

chapter 8 The community ecology of Vibrio cholerae

Kathryn L. Cottingham, and Julia M. Butzler

chapter 9 Food webs and parasites in a salt marsh ecosystem

Kevin D. Lafferty, Ryan F. Hechinger, Jenny C. Shaw, Kathleen Whitney, and Armand M. Kuris

chapter 11 Urbanization and disease in amphibians

David K. Skelly, Susan R. Bolden, Manja P. Holland, L. Kealoha Freidenburg, Nicole A. Freidenfelds, and Trent R. Malcolm

chapter 13 The emergence of Nipah and Hendra virus: pathogen dynamics across a wildlife-livestock-human continuum

Peter Daszak, R. K. Plowright, J. H. Epstein, J. Pulliam, S. Abdul Rahman, H. E. Field, A. Jamaluddin, S. H. Sharifah, C. S. Smith, K. J. Olival, S. Luby, K. Halpin, A. D. Hyatt, and A. A. Cunningham

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