Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites: Second Edition

Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites: Second Edition

Robert Poulin


Parasites have developed independently in different animal lineages, and so they now make up a substantial percentage of the biodiversity of existence. not just do they influence people and different animals in primary methods, yet in recent times they've got turn into a strong version process for the research of ecology and evolution, with useful purposes in sickness prevention. the following, in a completely revised and up-to-date version of his influential previous paintings, Robert Poulin presents an evolutionary ecologist's view of the biology of parasites. He units forth a complete synthesis of parasite evolutionary ecology, integrating details throughout scales from the positive factors of person parasites to the dynamics of parasite populations and the structuring of parasite communities.

Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites provides an evolutionary framework for the research of parasite biology, combining thought with empirical examples for a broader figuring out of why parasites are as they're and do what they do. An updated synthesis of the sector, the publication is a perfect instructing instrument for complicated classes at the topic. Pointing towards promising instructions and atmosphere a study schedule, it is going to even be a useful reference for researchers who search to increase our wisdom of parasite ecology and evolution.

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