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Parasite Biodiversity

By: Robert Poulin (Author), Serge Morand (Author)

216 pages, b/w illustrations

Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press

Hardback | Jan 2005 | #148196 | ISBN: 1588341704
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Offers a clear and accessible explanation of how parasite biodiversity provides insight ito the history and biogeography of other organisms, the structure of ecosystems, and the processes that lead to the diversification of life.


Chapter 1 The Diversity of Parasites
Chapter 2 Estimating Parasite Diversity
Chapter 3 Epidemiology and Parasite Diversity
Chapter 4 Hosts as Drivers of Parasite Diversity
Chapter 5 Parasite Features and Parasite Diversification
Chapter 6 The Biogeography of Parasite Diversity
Chapter 7 Parasite Extinctions
Chapter 8 Parasite Diversity Driving Host Evolution
Chapter 9 The Study and Value of Parasite Biodiversity

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Robert Poulin is arguably the world's leading authority on the ecology and evolution of parasites. He lives in New Zealand. Serge Morand is co-editor with Poulin of Evolutionary Biology of Host-Parasite Relationships. He lives in France.

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