Bottom-up regulation of malaria population dynamics in mice co-infected with lung-migratory nematodes.

@article{Griffiths2015BottomupRO,
  title={Bottom-up regulation of malaria population dynamics in mice co-infected with lung-migratory nematodes.},
  author={Emily C Griffiths and Karen J. Fairlie-Clarke and Judith E Allen and C Jessica E Metcalf and Andrea L. Graham},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={18 12},
  pages={1387-96}
}
When and how populations are regulated by bottom up vs. top down processes, and how those processes are affected by co-occurring species, are poorly characterised across much of ecology. We are especially interested in the community ecology of parasites that must share a host. Here, we quantify how resources and immunity affect parasite propagation in experiments in near-replicate 'mesocosms'' - i.e. mice infected with malaria (Plasmodium chabaudi) and nematodes (Nippostrongylus brasiliensis… CONTINUE READING