By Robert Poulin

ISBN-10: 0691120854

ISBN-13: 9780691120850

Parasites have developed independently in different animal lineages, they usually now make up a substantial percentage of the biodiversity of lifestyles. not just do they impression people and different animals in basic methods, yet lately they've got develop into a strong version method for the examine of ecology and evolution, with useful purposes in affliction prevention. the following, in a completely revised and up to date version of his influential prior paintings, Robert Poulin presents an evolutionary ecologist's view of the biology of parasites. He units forth a accomplished synthesis of parasite evolutionary ecology, integrating details throughout scales from the beneficial properties 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 examine of parasite biology, combining thought with empirical examples for a broader realizing of why parasites are as they're and do what they do. An up to date synthesis of the sphere, the booklet is a perfect educating software for complex classes at the topic. Pointing towards promising instructions and environment a learn schedule, it's going to even be a useful reference for researchers who search to increase our wisdom of parasite ecology and evolution.

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