Host–parasite biology in the real world: the field voles of Kielder

  title={Host–parasite biology in the real world: the field voles of Kielder},
  author={Andrew K Turner and Pablo M Beldomenico and Kevin John Bown and Sarah J Burthe and Jerome Jackson and Xavier Lambin and Michael E. Begon},
Research on the interactions between the field voles (Microtus agrestis) of Kielder Forest and their natural parasites dates back to the 1930s. These early studies were primarily concerned with understanding how parasites shape the characteristic cyclic population dynamics of their hosts. However, since the early 2000s, research on the Kielder field voles has expanded considerably and the system has now been utilized for the study of host-parasite biology across many levels, including genetics… CONTINUE READING
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