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Disease ecology : community structure and pathogen dynamics

Author: Sharon K Collinge; Chris Ray
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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This study contends that the prevalence of both human and wildlife diseases may be altered in unanticipated ways by changes in the structure and composition of ecological communities. It highlights research towards understanding the importance of this community structure.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon K Collinge; Chris Ray
ISBN: 0198567073 9780198567073 0198567081 9780198567080
OCLC Number: 61151500
Description: xii, 227 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Community epidemiology / Sharon K. Collinge and Chris Ray --
Extending the principles of community ecology to address the epidemiology of host-pathogen systems / Robert D. Holt and Andrew P. Dobson --
Community ecology meets epidemiology: the case of Lyme disease / Richard S. Ostfeld, Felicia Keesing, and Kathleen LoGiudice --
Microbial community ecology of tick-borne human pathogens / Keith Clay ... [et al.] --
Disease dynamics in plant communities / Charles E. Mitchell and Alison G. Power --
Host selection and its role in transmission of arboviral encephalitides / Robert S. Unnasch, Eddie W. Cupp, and Thomas R. Unnasch. Freshwater community interactions and malaria / Eliška Rejmánková ... [et al.] --
The community ecology of Vibrio cholerae / Kathryn L. Cottingham and Julia M. Butzler --
Food webs and parasites in a salt marsh ecosystem / Kevin D. Lafferty ... [et al.] --
Shifting roles of abiotic and biotic regulation of a multi-host parasite following disturbance / Mary F. Poteet --
Urbanization and disease in amphibians / David K. Skelly ... [et al.] --
Spatial-temporal dynamics of rabies in ecological communities / Leslie A. Real and James E. Childs --
The emergence of Nipah and Hendr virus: pathogen dynamics across a wildlife-livestock-human continuum / Peter Daszak ... [et al.] --
Potential effects of a keystone species on the dynamics of sylvatic plague / Chris Ray and Sharon K. Collinge.
Responsibility: edited by Sharon K. Collinge and Chris Ray.
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Highlights advances in theoretical and empirical research towards understanding the importance of community structure in the emergence of infectious diseases. This book illustrates aspects of  Read more...

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This book is a timely statement of the areas of disease ecology where most progress is likely to be made in future. Keith Day and Brian Rushton, THES 'For those less familiar with infectious diseases Read more...

 
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