Food webs and parasites in a salt marsh ecosystem

  title={Food webs and parasites in a salt marsh ecosystem},
  author={Kevin D Lafferty and Ryan F. Hechinger and Jenny C. Shaw and Kathleen L. Whitney and Armand M. Kuris},
Our mothers teach us to grill our meats " well done " and chew them thoroughly. Even if mom did not know why she insisted, both are good precautions against parasites. Parasites may be in our food, but they are not in our food webs. Is it necessary to take the precaution of considering them? In this chapter, we argue that parasites affect important properties of food webs and that it may be difficult to fully understand ecosystems without considering parasites. Food webs depict trophic… CONTINUE READING


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