Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites

Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites

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Here, in a thoroughly revised and updated edition of his influential earlier work, Robert Poulin provides an evolutionary ecologist's view of the biology of parasites. He sets forth a comprehensive synthesis of parasite evolutionary ecology, integrating information across scales from the features of individual parasites to the dynamics of parasite populations and the structuring of parasite communities. Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites presents an evolutionary framework for the study of parasite biology, combining theory with empirical examples for a broader understanding of why parasites are as they are and do what they do. - Publisher.general patterns that can guide further research. Although the results of controlled experiments or field observations are used as tests of theory wherever possible throughout ... As a rule, they provide broad, though sometimes tentative, answers to important ... This book applies many ideas from evolutionary ecology specifically to parasites, and aims to foster the use of evolutionary thinking in the study ofanbsp;...

Title:Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites
Author: Robert Poulin
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 2007

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