Host-parasite Evolution: General Principles and Avian Models

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorDale H. Clayton, Janice 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 ofhosts. The book concludes with extensive reviews of methods used to study bird parasites. It is a novel and valuable tool for anyone interested in understanding host-parasite interactions, particularly from an evolutionary perspective.

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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 ofhosts. The book concludes with extensive revi...

D. Clayton is at University of Utah. J. Moore is at Colorado State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:486 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.06 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - IntroductionPart I: General PrinciplesChapter 2 - Parasite-mediated natural selectionChapter 3 - Immune defence: genetic controlChapter 4 - Behavioural defenceChapter 5 - Parasite-mediated sexual selection: endocrine aspectsChapter 6 - Parasitism and the evolution of host life historyChapter 7 - Host-parasite processes and demographic consequencesChapter 8 - The role of parasites in bird conservationChapter 9 - Community ecology of parasites and free-living animalsChapter 10 - Comparative studies of host parasite communitiesChapter 11 - Host-parasite cospeciation: history, principles and prospectsChapter 12 - Host-parasite cospeciation, host switching and missing the boatPart II: Avian ModelsChapter 13 - Birds as habitat for parasitesChapter 14 - Viruses, bacteria and fungi of birdsr s1hapter 15 - Protozoa, helminths and arthropods of birdsChapter 16 - Avian brood parasitesChapter 17 - Conclusion: Evolution of host-parasite interactions

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`impressive synthesis of recent advances ... This volume also serves as a guide to carrying out studies on host-parasite interactions. Some essential techniques are clearly explained. This excellent work will stimulate researchers in the fields of evolutionary biology, parasitology, communityand population biology and conservation biology.'A.K. Lindholm, 1997 British Ecological Society Journal of Animal Ecology 66