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Roles of parasites in animal invasions.
Biological invasions are global threats to biodiversity and parasites might play a role in determining invasion outcomes. Transmission of parasites from invading to native species can occur, aidingExpand
Wildlife diseases: from individuals to ecosystems.
1. We review our ecological understanding of wildlife infectious diseases from the individual host to the ecosystem scale, highlighting where conceptual thinking lacks verification, discussingExpand
How parasites affect interactions between competitors and predators.
We present a synthesis of empirical and theoretical work investigating how parasites influence competitive and predatory interactions between other species. We examine the direct and indirect effectsExpand
Widespread vertical transmission and associated host sex–ratio distortion within the eukaryotic phylum Microspora
Vertical transmission (VT) and associated manipulation of host reproduction are widely reported among prokaryotic endosymbionts. Here, we present evidence for widespread use of VT and associatedExpand
Parasites in Ecological Communities: From Interactions to Ecosystems
Interactions between competitors, predators and their prey have traditionally been viewed as the foundation of community structure. Parasites – long ignored in community ecology – are now recognisedExpand
Advancing impact prediction and hypothesis testing in invasion ecology using a comparative functional response approach
Invasion ecology urgently requires predictive methodologies that can forecast the ecological impacts of existing, emerging and potential invasive species. We argue that many ecologically damagingExpand
Indirect effects of parasites in invasions
Summary 1. Introduced species disrupt native communities and biodiversity worldwide. Parasitic infections (and at times, their absence) are thought to be a key component in the success and impact ofExpand
Microsporidia: diverse, dynamic, and emergent pathogens in aquatic systems.
Microsporidia cause important diseases in aquatic organisms. Susceptible hosts span a remarkable taxonomic spectrum, from protists to mammals. Known genera represent a small fraction of extant taxaExpand
Parasites and biological invasions.
  • A. Dunn
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Advances in parasitology
  • 2009
There is considerable current interest in the role that parasites can play in biological invasions. This review looks at the fate of parasites during a biological invasion and at their impact onExpand
Predatory Functional Response and Prey Choice Identify Predation Differences between Native/Invasive and Parasitised/Unparasitised Crayfish
Background Invasive predators may change the structure of invaded communities through predation and competition with native species. In Europe, the invasive signal crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculusExpand