Spatial heterogeneity in recruitment of larval trematodes to snail intermediate hosts

  title={Spatial heterogeneity in recruitment of larval trematodes to snail intermediate hosts},
  author={Nancy F. Smith},
Spatial variation in parasitism is commonly observed in intermediate host populations. However, the factors that determine the causes of this variation remain unclear. Increasing evidence has suggested that spatial heterogeneity in parasitism among intermediate hosts may result from variation in recruitment processes initiated by definitive hosts. I studied the perching and habitat use patterns of wading birds, the definitive hosts in this system, and its consequences for the recruitment of… CONTINUE READING
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