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Is it possible to omit parasites when studying free-living organisms? The answer is clearly no! Parasites have evolved independently in numerous animal lineages, and now make up a considerable proportion of the biodiversity of life. Ecologists, epidemiologists, conservationists and evolutionary biologists are increasingly aware of the universal significance of parasites to the study of ecology and evolution where they have become a powerful model system. This book provides a summary of the issues involved as well as an overview of the possibilities offered by this research topic including the practical applications for disease prevention. It uses well-documented case-studies across a range of scales to illustrate the main trends and prospects in this area, outlining areas for future research.

Ecology and Evolution of Parasitism is the first book to provide a broad synthesis of both the roles and consequences of pathogens on the ecology and evolution of free living systems. It focuses on hosts rather than the parasites themselves, integrating those aspects related to the ecology and the evolution of free-living species (sexual selection, behaviour, life history traits, regulation of populations etc.). The book includes examples across a range of scales from individuals to populations, communities and ecosystems.

Synopsis:

Is it possible to omit parasites when studying free-living organisms? The answer is clearly no! Parasites have evolved independently in numerous animal lineages, and now make up a considerable proportion of the biodiversity of life. Ecologists, epidemiologists, conservationists and evolutionary biologists are increasingly aware of the universal significance of parasites to the study of ecology and evolution where they have become a powerful model system. This book provides a summary of the issues involved as well as an overview of the possibilities offered by this research topic including the practical applications for disease prevention. It uses well-documented case-studies across a range of scales to illustrate the main trends and prospects in this area, outlining areas for future research.

Ecology and Evolution of Parasitism is the first book to provide a broad synthesis of both the roles and consequences of pathogens on the ecology and evolution of free living systems. It focuses on hosts rather than the parasites themselves, integrating those aspects related to the ecology and the evolution of free-living species (sexual selection, behaviour, life history traits, regulation of populations etc.). The book includes examples across a range of scales from individuals to populations, communities and ecosystems.

About the Author

Frédéric Thomas, Jean-François Guégan and François Renaud are all Senior Research Fellows in two French research institutions (CNRS and IRD), and they are interested by the ecology and the evolution of host-parasite interactions. Their areas of research are various, involving population genetics, population dynamics, behavioural ecology, modelling and ecology of health. They regularly published in international journals (Nature, Current Biology, Evolution, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, PLoS, Proceedings B, Trends in Parasitology).

Books by the same authors:

Parasitism and Ecosystems |a Frédéric Thomas, Jean-François Guégan and François Renaud

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199535330
Author:
Thomas, Frederic
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Guegan, Jean-Francois
Editor:
Renaud, Francois
Author:
Thomas, Fr?d?ric
Author:
Jean-François Guégan
Author:
null, François
Author:
Thomas, Frdric
Author:
Thomas, Fr�d�ric
Author:
Renaud, Francois
Author:
Renaud, Fran?ois
Author:
Franois Renaud
Author:
Gu�gan, Jean-Fran�ois
Author:
null, Frédéric
Author:
Gu?gan, Jean-Fran?ois
Author:
Renaud, Fran�ois
Author:
null, Jean-Francois
Author:
Jean-Franois Gugan
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Host-parasite relationships
Subject:
Parasitism
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford Biology
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
65 line and 5 halftone illus.
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.60x7.30x.50 in. 1.15 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Is it possible to omit parasites when studying free-living organisms? The answer is clearly no! Parasites have evolved independently in numerous animal lineages, and now make up a considerable proportion of the biodiversity of life. Ecologists, epidemiologists, conservationists and evolutionary biologists are increasingly aware of the universal significance of parasites to the study of ecology and evolution where they have become a powerful model system. This book provides a summary of the issues involved as well as an overview of the possibilities offered by this research topic including the practical applications for disease prevention. It uses well-documented case-studies across a range of scales to illustrate the main trends and prospects in this area, outlining areas for future research.

Ecology and Evolution of Parasitism is the first book to provide a broad synthesis of both the roles and consequences of pathogens on the ecology and evolution of free living systems. It focuses on hosts rather than the parasites themselves, integrating those aspects related to the ecology and the evolution of free-living species (sexual selection, behaviour, life history traits, regulation of populations etc.). The book includes examples across a range of scales from individuals to populations, communities and ecosystems.

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