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Endemic Infection of the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus in a Frog Community Post-Decline
The chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has been implicated in the decline and extinction of numerous frog species worldwide. In Queensland, Australia, it has been proposed as the cause ofExpand
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Detecting disease and parasite threats to endangered species and ecosystems.
Ecologists have recently begun to acknowledge the importance of disease and parasites in the dynamics of populations. Diseases and parasites have probably been responsible for a number of extinctionsExpand
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Population Parameters: Estimation for Ecological Models
Ecologists and environmental managers rely on mathematical models, both to understand ecological systems and to predict future system behavior. In turn, models rely on appropriate estimates of theirExpand
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Disease, habitat fragmentation and conservation
Habitat loss and the resultant fragmentation of remaining habitat is the primary cause of loss of biological diversity. How do these processes affect the dynamics of parasites and pathogens? Hess hasExpand
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Role of the Domestic Chicken (Gallus gallus)in the Epidemiology of Urban Visceral Leishmaniasis in Brazil
Zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (ZVL) is a serious public health problem in several Brazilian cities. Although the proximity of chicken houses is often cited as a risk factor in studies of urban ZVL,Expand
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Ecological dynamics of emerging bat virus spillover
Viruses that originate in bats may be the most notorious emerging zoonoses that spill over from wildlife into domestic animals and humans. Understanding how these infections filter through ecologicalExpand
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Overdominant vs. frequency-dependent selection at MHC loci.
There has been much discussion recently about the relative roles of overdominant and frequency-dependent selection in the maintenance of polymorphism at major histocompatibility complex (MHC) loci.Expand
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Rapid evolutionary response to a transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils
Although cancer rarely acts as an infectious disease, a recently emerged transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) is virtually 100% fatal. Devil facial tumour disease (DFTD)Expand
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Rates of spread of marine pathogens
Epidemics of marine pathogens can spread at extremely rapid rates. For example, herpes virus spread through pilchard populations in Australia at a rate in excess of 10 000 km year(-1), andExpand
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