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Network structure and parasite transmission in a group living lizard, the gidgee skink, Egernia stokesii
Gidgee skinks (Egernia stokesii) form large social aggregations in rocky outcrops across the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Group members share refuges (rock crevices), which may promoteExpand
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Networks and the ecology of parasite transmission: A framework for wildlife parasitology☆
  • S. Godfrey
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal for parasitology. Parasites…
  • 18 September 2013
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Morphological polymorphism of Trypanosoma copemani and description of the genetically diverse T. vegrandis sp. nov. from the critically endangered Australian potoroid, the brush-tailed bettong
BackgroundThe trypanosome diversity of the Brush-tailed Bettong (Bettongia penicillata), known locally as the woylie, has been further investigated. At a species level, woylies are criticallyExpand
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Social networks and the spread of Salmonella in a sleepy lizard population
Although theoretical models consider social networks as pathways for disease transmission, strong empirical support, particularly for indirectly transmitted parasites, is lacking for many wildlifeExpand
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Integrating social networks, animal personalities, movement ecology and parasites: a framework with examples from a lizard
We describe a conceptual framework integrating animal personalities, movement ecology, social networks and parasite transmission. For directly transmitted parasites, parasite transmission depends onExpand
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Trypanosomes of Australian mammals: A review
Approximately 306 species of terrestrial and arboreal mammals are known to have inhabited the mainland and coastal islands of Australia at the time of European settlement in 1788. The exoticExpand
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The relationship between physiological stress and wildlife disease: consequences for health and conservation
Abstract. Wildlife populations are under increasing pressure from a variety of threatening processes, ranging from climate change to habitat loss, that can incite a physiological stress response. TheExpand
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When the going gets tough: behavioural type-dependent space use in the sleepy lizard changes as the season dries
Understanding space use remains a major challenge for animal ecology, with implications for species interactions, disease spread, and conservation. Behavioural type (BT) may shape the space use ofExpand
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Using social networks to deduce whether residents or dispersers spread parasites in a lizard population.
1. Heterogeneity of host behaviour can play an important role in the spread of parasites and pathogens around wildlife populations. Social networks have previously been suggested to representExpand
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Temporal and spatial dynamics of trypanosomes infecting the brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata): a cautionary note of disease-induced population decline
BackgroundThe brush-tailed bettong or woylie (Bettongia penicillata) is on the brink of extinction. Its numbers have declined by 90% since 1999, with their current distribution occupying less than 1%Expand
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