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Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites
TLDR
That lexity is an inherent and avoidable outcome of natural systems is a major theme of this book and I have little doubt that it will help improve countless diverse, human agendas.
"Adaptive" changes in the behaviour of parasitized animals: a critical review.
  • R. Poulin
  • Biology
    International journal for parasitology
  • 1 December 1995
Sexual Inequalities in Helminth Infections: A Cost of Being a Male?
  • R. Poulin
  • Biology
    The American Naturalist
  • 1 February 1996
TLDR
To determine whether differences in levels of infection between host sexes are random (i.e., normally distributed around a mean of zero) or biased in favor of one sex, results of comparisons of helminth infections between female and male vertebrates are analyzed.
PHYLOGENY, ECOLOGY, AND THE RICHNESS OF PARASITE COMMUNITIES IN VERTEBRATES'
  • R. Poulin
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 February 1995
TLDR
Comparisons suggest that only host body size can be an important determinant of parasite community richness in certain host groups, and the need to control for phylogeny in investigations of host-parasite interactions is illustrated.
Parasites in food webs: the ultimate missing links
Parasitism is the most common consumer strategy among organisms, yet only recently has there been a call for the inclusion of infectious disease agents in food webs. The value of this effort hinges
Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites: From individuals to communities
TLDR
This work examines the origins of parasitism and complex life cycles, strategies of host exploitation, and interactions between parasite species and component communities and parasite faunas.
The decay of similarity with geographical distance in parasite communities of vertebrate hosts
  • R. Poulin
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 1 October 2003
TLDR
Rates of distance decay in similarity of parasite communities were compared between populations of fish and mammal hosts, which differ with respect to their vagility and potential to disperse parasite species over large distances.
Global warming and temperature-mediated increases in cercarial emergence in trematode parasites
  • R. Poulin
  • Biology
    Parasitology
  • 13 September 2005
TLDR
The results suggest that the small increases in air and water temperature forecast by many climate models will not only influence the geographical distribution of some diseases, but may also promote the proliferation of their infective stages in many ecosystems.
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