Road facilitation of trematode infections in snails of northern Alaska.

  title={Road facilitation of trematode infections in snails of northern Alaska.},
  author={Mark C Urban},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  volume={20 4},
  • Mark C Urban
  • Published 2006 in
    Conservation biology : the journal of the Society…
Road disturbances can influence wildlife health by spreading disease agents and hosts or by generating environmental conditions that sustain these agent and host populations. I evaluated field patterns of trematode infections in snails inhabiting ponds at varying distances from the Dalton Highway, a wilderness road that intersects northern Alaska. I also assessed the relationships between trematode infections and snail densities and six environmental variables: calcium concentration, aquatic… CONTINUE READING


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