Alison C. Iles

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Organisms eating each other are only one of many types of well documented and important interactions among species. Other such types include habitat modification, predator interference and facilitation. However, ecological network research has been typically limited to either pure food webs or to networks of only a few (<3) interaction types. The great(More)
Ecological network models and analyses are recognized as valuable tools for understanding the dynamics and resiliency of ecosystems, and for informing ecosystem-based approaches to management. However, few databases exist that can provide the life history, demographic and species interaction information necessary to parameterize ecological network models.(More)
The Asian fish tapeworm Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Cestoda: Bothriocephalidea) is an introduced fish parasite in the southwestern United States and is often considered a serious threat to native desert fishes. Determining the geographic distribution of nonnative fish parasites is important for recovery efforts of native fishes. We examined 1,140(More)
☆ Editor's Note: This paper represents the complete ve shortened and published as a “peer-reviewed” letter to t and the Environment (2009, Vol 7:182–183). Having re original version, this Editor noted that key pieces had version and encouraged the authors to submit the man JEMBE. The issues discussed are important and pertinent marine, aquatic or(More)
All ecosystems are subjected to chronic disturbances, such as harvest, pollution, and climate change. The capacity to forecast how species respond to such press perturbations is limited by our imprecise knowledge of pairwise species interaction strengths and the many direct and indirect pathways along which perturbations can propagate between species.(More)
The Asian tapeworm Bothriocephalus achelognathii is an intestinal fish parasite that is nonnative to but widespread throughout the southwestern United States. Praziquantel is an anthelminthic drug commonly used to treat fish for Asian tapeworm; however, it does not kill tapeworm eggs, so the water in ponds used for fish rearing must be exchanged after(More)
Asian tapeworm Bothriocephalus acheilognathi, a non-native fish parasite in the United States, is potentially dangerous to native desert fishes. Mohave tui chub Siphateles bicolor mohavensis are federally endangered fish native to the Mojave basin in southern California. Asian tapeworm were found in Mohave tui chub in Lake Tuendae, Zzyzx, California in(More)
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