Regulation and Stability of Host-parasite Population Interactions

  title={Regulation and Stability of Host-parasite Population Interactions},
  author={Roy M. Anderson and Robert M. May},
(1) Three categories of biological processes are shown to have a destabilizing influence on the dynamical behaviour of model host-parasite associations: parasite induced reduction in host reproductive potential, parasite reproduction within a host which directly increases parasite population size and time delays in parasite reproduction and transmission. (2) The importance of parasitic species as regulators of host population growth is examined in light of empirical evidence. Data from two… CONTINUE READING
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