Compositional and phylogenetic dissimilarity of host communities drives dissimilarity of ectoparasite assemblages: geographical variation and scale-dependence.

@article{Krasnov2012CompositionalAP,
  title={Compositional and phylogenetic dissimilarity of host communities drives dissimilarity of ectoparasite assemblages: geographical variation and scale-dependence.},
  author={Boris R Krasnov and David Mouillot and Irina S. Khokhlova and Georgy I. Shenbrot and Robert Poulin},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2012},
  volume={139 3},
  pages={338-47}
}
We tested the hypothesis that compositional and/or phylogenetic dissimilarity of host assemblages affect compositional and/or phylogenetic dissimilarity of parasite assemblages, to different extents depending on scale, using regional surveys of fleas parasitic on small mammals from 4 biogeographical realms. Using phylogenetic community dissimilarity metric, we calculated the compositional and phylogenetic dissimilarity components between all pairs of host and parasite communities within realms… CONTINUE READING