Bird-Parasite Interactions: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour

Hardcover | January 1, 2002

EditorJ. E. Loye, M. Zuk

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Birds are hosts to many parasites, internal and external. The parasites inevitably form a burden to the host bird and therefore may affect its ability to grow, survive, and reproduce; its behaviour; and the distribution and abundance of the whole species. In consequence, bird-parasite systemshave attracted attention from diverse fields and the literature has been spread out in a wide range of specialized journals. The editors of this book have drawn together a comprehensive range of experts in the field to provide an invaluable reference of current work in bird-parasite interactions. The book is divided into four parts. The introduction provides the contemporary context of research in bird-parasite systems and presents case studies which combine theoretical concepts with experimental data. Subsequent parts focus on the ecology; behavioural responses; and the effect ofparasitism on sexual selection.

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Birds are hosts to many parasites, internal and external. The parasites inevitably form a burden to the host bird and therefore may affect its ability to grow, survive, and reproduce; its behaviour; and the distribution and abundance of the whole species. In consequence, bird-parasite systemshave attracted attention from diverse fields...

J. E. Loye is at University of Utah. M. Zuk is at University of California, Riverside.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:422 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.19 inPublished:January 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198577389

ISBN - 13:9780198577386

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'I would strongly recommend this volume to biologists in general and to ornithologists in particular. It contains a great deal of interesting information' Recent Ornithological Publications