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Parasitology meets ecology on its own terms: Margolis et al. revisited.
- A. O. Bush, K. Lafferty, J. Lotz, A. Shostak
- Biology, Medicine
- The Journal of parasitology
- 1 August 1997
Suggestions for various terms used by parasitologists when describing the ecology of parasites are provided in an attempt to foster consistent use and to make terms used in parasite ecology easier to interpret for those who study free-living organisms. Expand
Intestinal helminths of lesser scaup ducks: an interactive community
This paper examines patterns in the linear distribution of helminths in the small intestine of each of 45 scaup. Over all birds, most common species of helminths were found in over half of the smal...
Patterns in helminth communities: why are birds and fish different?
Examining helminth diversity in a series of hosts concludes that there are fundamental differences between the communities of helminths in fish and bird hosts and provides explanations for the observed differences. Expand
Ecological versus phylogenetic determinants of helminth parasite community richness
It is shown that terrestrial hosts have, on average, fewer component species than aquatic hosts, and the data refute the time hypothesis, which would predict that fishes as the oldest lifestyle should have the richest helminth communities. Expand
Intestinal helminths of lesser scaup ducks: patterns of association
The helminth communities of the small intestines of 45 lesser scaup ducks sampled from 13 lakes in Alberta, Canada, were examined for patterns of association among species. A core of eight frequent,… Expand
Helminth communities in avian hosts: determinants of pattern
- A. O. Bush
The intent in this section is to highlight, briefly, important events leading towards the study of helminth communities in avian hosts. Expand
Patterns in helminth communities in freshwater fish in Great Britain: alternative strategies for colonization.
Recognition and appreciation of the different colonization strategies of autogenic and allogenic helminths in respect of host vagility and ability to cross land or sea barriers and break down habitat isolation provides an understanding of, and explanation for, the observed patchy spatial distribution of many helminth communities. Expand
The relationship between pattern and scale in parasite communities: a stranger in a strange land.
The change of scale in analysis has enabled the recognition of generalizations and patterns of heuristic value and improved the understanding of unpredictable communities by interpreting local variation as ecological 'noise' that often obscures fundamental patterns. Expand
Helminth Parasites of Sympatric Salamanders: Ecological Concepts at Infracommunity, Component and Compound Community Levels
Patterns of prevalence and intensity of infection revealed that salamander helminth helminths were, in general, not host specific and their distributions can be correlated with host size, diet and habitat preferences. Expand