Density- and trait-mediated effects of a parasite and a predator in a tri-trophic food web

@article{Banerji2015DensityAT,
  title={Density- and trait-mediated effects of a parasite and a predator in a tri-trophic food web},
  author={A. Banerji and A. Duncan and J. Griffin and S. Humphries and O. Petchey and O. Kaltz},
  journal={The Journal of Animal Ecology},
  year={2015},
  volume={84},
  pages={723 - 733}
}
1. Despite growing interest in ecological consequences of parasitism in food webs, relatively little is known about effects of parasites on long-term population dynamics of non-host species or about whether such effects are density or trait mediated. 2. We studied a tri-trophic food chain comprised of (i) a bacterial basal resource (Serratia fonticola), (ii) an intermediate consumer (Paramecium caudatum), (iii) a top predator (Didinium nasutum) and (iv) a parasite of the intermediate consumer… Expand
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