Does avian malaria reduce fledging success: an experimental test of the selection hypothesis


Like many parasites, avian haematozoa are often found at lower infection intensities in older birds than young birds. One explanation, known as the “selection” hypothesis, is that infected young birds die before reaching adulthood, thus removing the highest infection intensities from the host population. We tested this hypothesis in the field by… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10682-012-9578-y


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