647 pages, b/w illustrations, tables
Small mammals are among the most ubiquitous and important components of terrestrial ecosystems. They have coevolved, and now coexist, with a diverse array of parasites, such that not only are all aspects of their biology influenced by parasitism but they also play key roles in the transmission and maintenance of parasitic diseases.
Micromammals and Macroparasites provides a comprehensive survey of the diversity and biology of metazoan parasites affecting small mammals, of their impact on host individuals and populations, and of the management implications of these parasites for conservation biology and human welfare. Designed for a broad, multidisciplinary audience, it will be an essential resource for researchers, students, and practitioners alike in the fields of parasitology, evolutionary ecology, wildlife management, and conservation biology.
"In this welcome reference for practitioners in the fields of parasitology, ecology, wildlife biology, and evolution, 52 contributors from 15 nations have compiled 28 chapters summarizing up-to-date research results in logical sequence. [...] Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above."
– H. N. Cunningham, CHOICE, Vol. 44 (9), May, 2007
"Parasitic infections of small mammals are extremely common, and it is the goal of Micromammals and Macroparasites. [...] this volume offers an excellent starting place for future research. [...] Students and senior researchers [...] can greatly benefit from having a copy of Micromammals and Macroparasites on their bookshelf: it is a vital reference for anyone interested in studying ecological and evolutionary interactions between mammals and their parasites."
– Jessica E. Light, Journal of Mammal Evolution, Vol. 16, 2009
List of Authors
Part I. Introduction and Definitions
Part II. Major Taxa Parasitic on Micromammals
Part III. Patterns
Part IV. Processes
Part V. Management and Case Studies
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