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Edited By: DH Clayton and J Moore
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This is a question-oriented volume with a solid organismal foundation that will help to bridge the gap between evolutionary ecologists and parasitologists. |A range of experts have written chapters that review general concepts and provide a detailed survey of the parasites of a major group of hosts. The book concludes with an extensive reviews of methods used to study bird parasites.
"Ecologists' flourishing preoccupation with host-parasite systems has in recent years taken us beyond natural history, to recognition of patterns, to hypothesis testing. . .This book seeks to reinforce the necessary connection between these domains, while at the same time reviewing important developments in both. Target audiences will include avian ecologists and evolutionists dabbling in both theory and reality, but also specialists throughout the continuum. . . .There was much to digest here, but the authors did a lot of chewing in advance, generally without sacrificing clarity. . . .[T]his synthesis illustrates and indicates numerous directions in which research is progressing or needs to progress. If you enjoy scientific challenge, this book shows you where to find it." --Ecology
"It behooves a reviewer to pick favorite entries in the mixture constituting anthologies; that's not at all possible here. They are all worthy..."--The Journal of Heredity
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