The influence of a parasite community on the dynamics of a host population: a longitudinal study on willow ptarmigan and their parasites

Abstract

Despite the fact that most host populations are infected by a community of different parasite species, the majority of empirical studies have focused on the interaction between the host and a single parasite species. Here, we explore the hypothesis that host population dynamics are affected both by single parasite species and by the whole parasite community… (More)

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