Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites: Second Edition, Edition 2

Princeton University Press
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Parasites have evolved independently in numerous animal lineages, and they now make up a considerable proportion of the biodiversity of life. Not only do they impact humans and other animals in fundamental ways, but in recent years they have become a powerful model system for the study of ecology and evolution, with practical applications in disease prevention. 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. An up-to-date synthesis of the field, the book is an ideal teaching tool for advanced courses on the subject. Pointing toward promising directions and setting a research agenda, it will also be an invaluable reference for researchers who seek to extend our knowledge of parasite ecology and evolution.

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About the author

Robert Poulin is Professor of Zoology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the coauthor of Parasite Biodiversity and the editor of two other books.
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Publisher
Princeton University Press
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Published on
Jun 27, 2011
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Pages
360
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ISBN
9781400840809
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Life Sciences / Ecology
Science / Life Sciences / Evolution
Science / Life Sciences / Microbiology
Science / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
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