The decay of similarity with geographical distance in parasite communities of vertebrate hosts

  title={The decay of similarity with geographical distance in parasite communities of vertebrate hosts},
  author={Robert Poulin},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
  • R. Poulin
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Journal of Biogeography
Aim The rate at which similarity in species composition decays with increasing distance was investigated among communities of parasitic helminths in different populations of the same host species. Rates of distance decay in similarity of parasite communities were compared between populations of fish and mammal hosts, which differ with respect to their vagility and potential to disperse parasite species over large distances. 

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