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The Southern Oceans including Antarctic regions are peculiar and very sensitive water biotopes, where animal life and species interrelations are only poorly investigated. Especially the influence of parasites on their host species needs intensive consideration in times of global warming and worldwide pollution. Both factors may influence the finely balanced interrelationships between parasites and endangered hosts especially in specialised regions such as Antarctica. This book offers a broad spectrum of important parasite-host interrelations in times of ecosystem changes.
Introduction (Definitions)- Heinz Mehlhorn
1. Antarctic biodiversity of aquatic parasites - David J Marcogliese
2. Antarctic Digenea - Rod Bray
3. Antarctic Monogenea - D C Kritsky & W A Boeger
4. Antactic Cestoda and Nematoda - Anna Rocka & Zdzislaw Laskowski
5. Antarctic anisakid Nematoda - Sven Klimpel, Thomas Kuhn & Julian Munster
6. Antarctic Acanthocephala - Krzysztof Zdzitowiecki & Zdzislaw Laskowski
7. Antarctic parasitic Crustacea - Ju-Shey Ho & Jason D. Williams
8. Antarctic lice of seals - Heinz Mehlhorn
9. Antarctic leeches - Aleksander Bielecki & Magdalena Rokicka
10. Parasite communities of Penguins - Julia I Diaz & Andres Barbosa
11. Parasite communities of mammals - Rosemary A McFarlane, Simonetta Mattiucci & Giuseppe Nascettiit)
12. Parasite communities of fish - Simonetta Mattiucci, Giuseppe Nascetti & Mario George-Nascimento
13. History of Antarctic parasitological research - Ken MacKenzie & William Hemmingsen
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