Nested pattern in flea assemblages across the host ’ s geographic range

  title={Nested pattern in flea assemblages across the host ’ s geographic range},
  author={Boris R Krasnov and Georgy I. Shenbrot and Irina S. Khokhlova and Robert Poulin},
Understanding non-random patterns in the taxonomic composition of communities occurring in insular or fragmented habitats remains a major goal of ecology. Nested subset patterns are one possible departure from random community assembly that has been reported for communities of both free-living and parasitic animals. Here, we investigate the effects of extrinsic factors on the occurrence of nestedness among the assemblages of fleas found in different populations of the same host species, using… CONTINUE READING
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