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Parasite Manipulation of Host Behavior: An Update and Frequently Asked Questions
Abstract Many taxa of parasites modify the behavior of their hosts in ways that improve their probability of transmission. Regardless of its evolutionary origins or underlying mechanisms, hostExpand
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The makeup of parasite communities is the result, among other factors, of interactions between the evolutionary history and ecological characteristics of hosts. This study evaluates the relativeExpand
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The decay of similarity with geographical distance in parasite communities of vertebrate hosts
Aim The rate at which similarity in species composition decays with increasing distance was investigated among communities of parasitic helminths in different populations of the same host species.Expand
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Parasite spillback: a neglected concept in invasion ecology?
While there is good evidence linking animal introductions to impacts on native communities via disease emergence, our understanding of how such impacts occur is incomplete. Invasion ecologists haveExpand
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Parasite communities are arranged into hierarchical levels of organization, covering various spatial and temporal scales. These range from all parasites within an individual host to all parasitesExpand
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Speciation in parasites: a population genetics approach.
Parasite speciation and host-parasite coevolution should be studied at both macroevolutionary and microevolutionary levels. Studies on a macroevolutionary scale provide an essential framework forExpand
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Nestedness versus modularity in ecological networks: two sides of the same coin?
1. Understanding the structure of ecological networks is a crucial task for interpreting community and ecosystem responses to global change. 2. Despite the recent interest in this subject, almost allExpand
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What determines species richness of parasitic organisms? A meta‐analysis across animal, plant and fungal hosts
Although a small set of external factors account for much of the spatial variation in plant and animal diversity, the search continues for general drivers of variation in parasite species richnessExpand
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Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites: From individuals to communities
Preface. Introduction. Origins of parasitism and complex life cycles. Host specificity. Evolution of parasite life history strategies. Strategies of host exploitation. Parasite aggregation: causesExpand
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Meta-analysis of parasite-induced behavioural changes
. A meta-analysis was performed on published results of studies measuring the effects of helminth parasites on host behaviour. For each of the 114 comparisons between infected and uninfected hostsExpand
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