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Behavioural fever, defined as an acute change in thermal preference driven by pathogen recognition, has been reported in a variety of invertebrates and ectothermic vertebrates. It has been suggested, but so far not confirmed, that such changes in thermal regime favour the immune response and thus promote survival. Here, we show that zebrafish display(More)
Examples of behavioural manipulation by parasites are numerous, but the processes underlying these changes are not well characterized. From an evolutionary point of view, behavioural changes in infected hosts have often been interpreted as illustrations of the extended phenotype concept, in which genes in one organism (the parasite) have phenotypic effects(More)
Moniliformis moniliformis-infected Periplaneta australasiae and Blatta orientalis were less active than uninfected controls in behavioral arena tests under both red and white light regimes. There was a strong interaction between light regime and parasitism for substrate use by P. australasiae. Under red light, parasitism decreased the use of black(More)
The 3 rd Annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW 2012) provides a unique showcase for outstanding research on solid state, non-volatile memories. It features a " vertically integrated " program that includes presentations on devices, data encoding, systems architecture, and applications related to these exciting new data storage technologies. Last(More)
Dung beetles serve as the intermediate host for Streptopharagus pigmentatus, a nematode parasite that infects an old world primate, the Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata). This study compares the behaviors of infected and uninfected beetles in both transmission dynamics and the ecological role of the parasite. The results suggest that parasitism does not(More)
The behavior of the cockroach Diploptera punctata parasitized with the acanthocephalan Moniliformis moniliformis was examined for parasite-induced alterations. No significant difference in behavior was found between parasitized and unparasitized animals in the following behavioral tests: (1) choice of white/black, horizontal/vertical substrate under light(More)
• Research focuses on population dynamics of endangered and threatened species and development of quantitative methods for risk assessment • Project title: " An experimental study of the effect of metapopulation structure on parasite-host population dynamics", supervisor Janice Moore 2014. Complexity is costly: comparing parametric and non-parametric(More)