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.
The book is well-written and produced...highly recommended. Parasitology, Volume 132 - 2006 It is an introductory, but penetrating, anecdotal and readable, yet packed with well chosen examples and illustrations of principles...This is an account that will appeal to ecologists of all backgrounds and does not assume any deep knowledge of parisitology. Combined with its readable text abd rich supply of examples this makes it ideal as an introduction to the subject for undergraduate students. Peter Moore, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 2006, 37:1
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 231
Published: 3rd March 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.67