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Parasitism and Host Behaviour

Edited By: CJ Barnard and JM Behnke

332 pages, B/w photos, figs

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 1990 | #31490 | ISBN: 0850664985
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About this book

Recent ideas and experimental studies suggest that the relationship between parasitism and host behaviour has been a powerful shaping force in the evolution not only of behaviour patterns themselves but, through them, of morphology and population and community dynamics. This book brings together recent work across the disciplines of parasitology and animal behaviour which is revealing the fundamental role of parasitism in the evolution of behaviour. The aim is to look broadly at the relationship between parasitism and behaviour from pathology and epidemiology to strategies of exploitation and counter exploitation. In doing so the book will traverse the phylogenetic scale from enteric protozoa and nematodes to colouration and courtship of birds and human cultural traditions.


Parasitic relationships, C.J.Barnard; pathology and host behaviour, J.C.Holmes; physiology alteration during parasitism and their effects on host behaviour, S.N.Thompson; opportunism in parasite life cycles, R.Tinsley; a phylogenetic perspective on the evaluation of altered host behaviours - a critical look at the manipulation hypothesis, J.Moore; parasites and host decision-making, M.Milinski; parasites and the evolution of host sexual behaviour, A.Read; human behaviour and the epidemiology of helminth infection - cultural practices and microepidemiology parasite transmission, G.S.Nelson; human behaviour and the epidemiology of helminth infections - the role of behaviour in exposure to infection, D.A.P.Bundy; the influence of host behaviour on some ectoparasites of birds and mammals, M.D.Murray.

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