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Competition and mutualism among the gut helminths of a mammalian host
Evidence of consistent interspecific interactions in a natural mammalian system is presented through the analysis of parasite intensity data collected from a free-ranging rabbit population, sampled monthly for a period of 23 yr, suggesting that parasite interactions could have profound implications for the dynamics of parasite communities. Expand
Spatial variability of soil total C and N and their stable isotopes in an upland Scottish grassland
As preparation for a below ground food web study, the spatial variability of three soil properties (total N, total C and pH) and two stable isotopes (δ13C and δ15N of whole soil) were quantified… Expand
An examination of the biodiversity-ecosystem function relationship in arable soil microbial communities
The biodiversity of, and inter-relationships within, the microbial communities was such that the experimental reductions had no direct effects on soil function. Expand
Impacts of Soil Faunal Community Composition on Model Grassland Ecosystems
- M. Bradford, T. H. Jones, +16 authors J. Lawton
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- 18 October 2002
It is hypothesize that positive and negative faunal-mediated effects in soil communities cancel each other out, causing no net ecosystem effects. Expand
The inadvertent introduction into Australia of Trypanosoma nabiasi, the trypanosome of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), and its potential for biocontrol
- P. Hamilton, J. Stevens, P. Holz, B. Boag, B. Cooke, W. Gibson
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular ecology
- 1 September 2005
It is suggested that T. nabiasi was inadvertently introduced into Australia in the 1960s in its flea vector Spilopsyllus cuniculi, which was deliberately introduced as a potential vector of the myxoma virus. Expand
Soil nematode biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems
Data contradict the suggestion that nematode diversity increases with increased latitude and suggest the maintenance of high biodiversity in cultivated soils is unexpected but may reflect the impact of dominance in calculating many indices. Expand
Spatial structure in soil chemical and microbiological properties in an upland grassland.
These data demonstrate extreme spatial variation in community-level microbiological properties in upland grasslands, and that despite considerable numeric ranges in the majority of properties, overarching controlling factors were not apparent. Expand
Wild Rabbit Host and Some Parasites Show Trophic-Level Relationships for δ(13)C and δ(15)N: A First Report.
- B. Boag, R. Neilson, D. Robinson, C. Scrimgeour, L. Handley
- Biology, Medicine
- Isotopes in environmental and health studies
- 1 September 1998
It is concluded that bulkδ(13)C and δ(15)N can reveal valuable new information about host-parasite relationships, and these could be explored further at the biochemical level using compound-specific isotopic analyses. Expand
Climate disruption and parasite–host dynamics: patterns and processes associated with warming and the frequency of extreme climatic events
It is speculated that climate disruption will lead to increased frequency and intensity of disease outbreaks in parasite populations not regulated by acquired immunity. Expand
Co-circulation of widely disparate strains of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus could explain localised epidemicity in the United Kingdom.
It is proposed that a non-virulent widely divergent strain of RHDV circulated asymptomatically amongst the wild rabbits potentially inducing immunity against the introduced epidemic strain that predominantly causes high fatality rates in young immunologically naïve rabbits. Expand