Niche restriction in parasites: proximate and ultimate causes.

@article{Rohde1994NicheRI,
  title={Niche restriction in parasites: proximate and ultimate causes.},
  author={Klaus Rohde},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={1994},
  volume={109 Suppl},
  pages={S69-84}
}
Hutchinson's (1957) definition of an ecological niche as a multidimensional hypervolume determined by a number of physical and biotic variables is adopted. The number of niche dimensions is very great, but as a working hypothesis it is assumed that a few are sufficient to characterize the niche of a parasite species to a high degree of accuracy. They are host species, microhabitat(s), macrohabitat(s), geographical range, sex and age of host, season, food and hyperparasites. Methods to measure… CONTINUE READING

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