The Biogeography of Host-Parasite Interactions

Paperback | July 24, 2010

EditorSerge Morand, Boris R. Krasnov

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Biogeography has renewed its concepts and methods following important recent advances in phylogenetics, macroecology, and geographic information systems. In parallel, the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions has attracted the interests of numerous studies dealing withlife-history traits evolution, community ecology, and evolutionary epidemiology. The Biogeography of Host-Parasite Interactions is the first book to integrate these two fields, using examples from a variety of host-parasite associations in various regions, and across both ecological and evolutionary timescales. Besides a strong theoretical component, there is a bias towardsapplications, specifically in the fields of historical biogeography, palaeontology, phylogeography, landscape epidemiology, invasion biology, conservation biology, human evolution, and health ecology. A particular emphasis concerns emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases linked to globalchanges.

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Biogeography has renewed its concepts and methods following important recent advances in phylogenetics, macroecology, and geographic information systems. In parallel, the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions has attracted the interests of numerous studies dealing withlife-history traits evolution, community ecology, and e...

Serge Morand is an evolutionary ecologist who did his PhD at the University of Rennes (Brittany, France) and now works as a CNRS scientist in the "Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution" at the University of Montpellier 2 and at the CIRAD in the unit "Animal et Gestion Integree du Risque". Serge Morand was author or co-author of more th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:July 24, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Robert E. Ricklefs: PrefaceSerge Morand and Boris R. Krasnov: IntroductionPart I: Historical Biogeography1. Eric P. Hoberg and Daniel R. Brooks: Beyond vicariance: integrating taxon pulses, ecological fitting and oscillation in evolution and historical biogeography2. Katharina Dittmar: Palaeogeography of parasites3. Nadir Alvarez, Doyle McKey, Finn Kjellberg and Martine Hossaert-McKey: Phylogeography and historical biogeography of obligate specific mutualisms4. Pascale Perrin, Vincent Herbreteau, Jean-Pierre Hugot, and Serge Morand: Biogeography, humans and their parasites5. Caroline Nieberding, Emmanuelle Jousselin, and Yves Desdevises: The use of co-phylogeographic patterns to predict the nature of host-parasite interactions, and vice versaPart II: Ecological Biogeography and Macroecology6. Klaus Rohde: Marine parasite diversity and environmental gradients7. Frederic Bordes, Serge Morand, Boris R. Krasnov and Robert Poulin: Parasite diversity and latitudinal gradients in terrestrial mammals8. Boris R. Krasnov and Robert Poulin: Ecological properties of a parasite: species-specific stability and geographical variation9. Robert Poulin and Boris R. Krasnov: Similarity and variability in parasite assemblages across geographical space10. Mariah Hopkins and Charles L. Nunn: Gap analysis and the geographical variation in our knowledge of parasitesPart III: Geography of Interactive Populations11. Eric Walteri and Suzan L. Perkins: In the hosts' footsteps? Ecological niche modeling and its utility in predicting parasite distributions12. Serge Morand, Frederic Bordes, Benoit Pisanu, Joelle Gouy de Bellocq, and Boris R. Krasnov: The geography of defence13. Julie Deter, Nathalie Charbonnel, and Jean-Francois Cosson: Evolutionary landscape epidemiologyPart IV: Invasion, Insularity, and Interactions14. Kevin D. Lafferty, Mark E. Torchin, and Armand M. Kuris: The geography of host and parasite invasions15. Anders P. Moller and Laszlo Z. Garamszegi: Immune defence and invasion16. Kevin D. Matson and Jon S. Beadell: Infection, immunity, and island adaptation in birdsPart V: Applied Biogeography17. Jan Slingenbergh, Lenny Hogerwerf, and Stephane de la Rocque: The geography and ecology of pathogen emergence18. Vincent Herbreteau: When geography of health meets health ecologySerge Morand and Boris R. Krasnov: Conclusion and PerspectivesIndex