Nestedness of Ectoparasite-Vertebrate Host Networks

  title={Nestedness of Ectoparasite-Vertebrate Host Networks},
  author={Sean P Graham and Hassan K. Hassan and Nathan D Burkett-Cadena and Craig Guyer and Thomas R. Unnasch},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Determining the structure of ectoparasite-host networks will enable disease ecologists to better understand and predict the spread of vector-borne diseases. If these networks have consistent properties, then studying the structure of well-understood networks could lead to extrapolation of these properties to others, including those that support emerging pathogens. Borrowing a quantitative measure of network structure from studies of mutualistic relationships between plants and their pollinators… CONTINUE READING


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