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, utilizing well-documented case-studies to illustrate the main issues as well as identifying prospects for future research.
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Dr. Frédéric Thomas is Chargé de Recherches (CR1) at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Montpellier, France. Dr. François Renaud is Directeur de Recherches (DR1) at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Montpellier, France. Jean-François Guegan is Directeur de Recherches (DR2) at the Institut de Recherches pour le Développement (IRD) in Montpellier, France.
"...an engaging introduction to many aspects of parasites..."-- Daniel Simberloff, The Quarterly Review of Biology
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2005. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0198529864-2-4