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A functional biology of parasitism : ecological and evolutionary implications

Author: Gerald W. Esch and Jacqueline C. Fern�andez. Fern�andez, Jacqueline C. ; Gerald W Esch; Jacqueline C Fernández
Publisher: London : Chapman & Hall, 1993.
Series: Functional biology series.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Esch, Gerald W.
Functional biology of parasitism.
London : Chapman & Hall, 1993
(OCoLC)656171538
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald W. Esch and Jacqueline C. Fern�andez. Fern�andez, Jacqueline C. ; Gerald W Esch; Jacqueline C Fernández
ISBN: 0412399105 9780412399107
OCLC Number: 29667769
Description: xiii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Extent of parasitism --
Definitions --
Concept of harm --
Some adaptations to parasitism --
Life cycle and ecology --
Population concepts --
Background --
General definitions --
Factors affecting parasite populations --
Dispersion concept --
Dynamics of population growth --
Factors influencing parasite populations --
Density-independent factors: introduction --
Density-independent factors: case histories --
Density-dependent factors: introduction --
Density-dependent factors: case histories --
Suprapopulation dynamics: introduction --
Suprapopulation dynamics: case histories --
Influence of parasites on host populations --
Introduction to the concept of regulation --
Crofton's approach --
Overdispersion and regulation: introduction --
Overdispersion and regulation: case histories --
Epidemiological implications --
Models --
Life history strategies --
Introduction --
Reproductive strategies --
Colonization strategies --
Host behaviour and transmnission --
Theoretical considerations --
Infracommunity dynamics --
Introduction --
Evolution of parasite communities --
Infracommunity structure. (cont) Screen/filter concept --
Component and compound communities --
Introduction --
Core-satellite and generalist-specialist species concepts --
Determinants of component communities --
Habitat variability (succession) and parasitism --
Biocoenosis and parasite flow --
Allogenic-autogenic species concept --
Biogeographical aspects --
Introduction --
Factors affecting the geographical distribution of parasites --
Patterns of distribution --
Ecological aspects --
Applied aspects of biogeography --
Evolutionary aspects --
Introduction --
Microevolution --
Evolution of host-parasite interactions --
Parasite influence in the evolutionary biology of the host --
Population concepts --
Factors influencing parasite populations --
Influence of parasites on host populations --
Life-history strategies --
Infracommunity dynamics --
Component and compound communities --
Biogeographical aspects --
Evolutionary aspects --
What next for the evolution and ecology of parasitism?
Series Title: Functional biology series.
Responsibility: Gerald W. Esch and Jacqueline C. Fernández.

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