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Edited By: P Hudson, A Rizzoli, B Grenfell, H Heesterbeek and A Dobson
197 pages, Figs, tabs, maps
The study of epidemiology is an essential part of understanding how infectious diseases emerge, and how they affect humans, wildlife and wildlife conservation. The integration of modelling techniques with parasitology and population dynamics has been hugely significant for our understanding of disease dynamics. This book on wildlife epidemiology brings the subject right up to date, covering the most recent empirical and theoretical developments in the field. Contents include: Ecology of wildlife diseases; Heterogeneities in macroparasite infections: patterns and processes; Parasites and host population dynamics; Parasite community ecology and biodiversity; Microparasite transmission and persistence; Spatial aspects of disease dynamics; The ecology of tick-borne infections in wildlife reservoirs; The role of pathogens in biological conservation; Visions for future research in wildlife epidemiology.
... the book illuminates exciting problems from the ecological as well as from the epidemiological perspective ... it will be an informative textbook for readers working with wildlife diseases and an inspiring read for biologically interested readers. Basic and Applied Ecology ... the book is the next step towards a general textbook on the ecology of wildlife diseases and will be a measure for any future issue. Basic and Applied Ecology ... sets a benchmark for the development of a general wildlife disease ecology. Basic and Applied Ecology With a huge number (51) of world-class contributors, this book covers its various topics in great depth and is divided across nine very detailed and well-written chapters. Journal of Biological Education
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