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Seasonality and the dynamics of infectious diseases.
Seasonal variations in temperature, rainfall and resource availability are ubiquitous and can exert strong pressures on population dynamics. Infectious diseases provide some of the best-studiedExpand
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Animal Migration and Infectious Disease Risk
Animal migrations are often spectacular, and migratory species harbor zoonotic pathogens of importance to humans. Animal migrations are expected to enhance the global spread of pathogens andExpand
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Social Organization and Parasite Risk in Mammals: Integrating Theory and Empirical Studies
▪ Abstract Mammals are exposed to a diverse array of parasites and infectious diseases, many of which affect host survival and reproduction. Species that live in dense populations, large socialExpand
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Infectious diseases in primates: behavior, ecology and evolution.
1. Questions, Terminology, and Underlying Principles 2. Diversity and Characteristics of Primate Parasites 3. Primate Socioecology and Disease Risk: Predictions and Rationale 4. Host-ParasiteExpand
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Comparative Tests of Parasite Species Richness in Primates
Some hosts harbor diverse parasite communities, whereas others are relatively parasite free. Many factors have been proposed to account for patterns of parasite species richness, but few studies haveExpand
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Climate Change and Infectious Diseases: From Evidence to a Predictive Framework
Scientists have long predicted large-scale responses of infectious diseases to climate change, giving rise to a polarizing debate, especially concerning human pathogens for which socioeconomicExpand
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Associations between host migration and the prevalence of a protozoan parasite in natural populations of adult monarch butterflies
1. Monarch butterflies Danaus plexippus (L.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) are susceptible to infection by the obligate protozoan parasite Ophryocystis elektroscirrha (McLaughlin and Myers)Expand
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Monarch butterfly population decline in North America: identifying the threatening processes
The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) population in North America has sharply declined over the last two decades. Despite rising concern over the monarch butterfly's status, no comprehensive studyExpand
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Latitudinal gradients of parasite species richness in primates
Infectious disease risk is thought to increase in the tropics, but little is known about latitudinal gradients of parasite diversity. We used a comparative data set encompassing 330 parasite speciesExpand
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Loss of migratory behaviour increases infection risk for a butterfly host
Long-distance animal migrations have important consequences for infectious disease dynamics. In some cases, migration lowers pathogen transmission by removing infected individuals during strenuousExpand
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