For several years there has been a growing interest in understanding the dynamics of parasites in ecosystems, as well as the diversity of ways in which they influence ecosystem functioning through their effects on host populations and communities. Ecologists, epidemiologists, evolutionary biologists, and other scientists are increasingly coming to realise that parasites must be taken into account when studying ecosystems. Parasitism and Ecosystems summarizes current knowledge on this topic, providing a comprehensive overview for researchers and students. It represents the first synthesis of both the roles and the consequences of pathogens in ecosystems, utilising well-documented case-studies to illustrate the main issues as well as identifying prospects for future research.
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(246mm x 189mm x 13mm)
Oxford University Press
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Author Biography - Dr. Frederic Thomas
Dr Frederic Thomas is Charge de Recherches (CR1) at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Montpellier, France.; Dr Francois Renaud is Directeur de Recherches (DR1) at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Montpellier, France.; Jean-Francois Guegan is Directeur de Recherches (DR2) at the Institut de Recherches pour le Developpement (IRD) in Montpellier, France.