The Behavioural Ecology of Parasites

Parasites have evolved numerous complex and fascinating ways of interacting with their hosts. The subject attracts the interest of numerous biologists from the perspective of ecology and behavioral biology, as well as from those concerned with more applied aspects of parasitology. However, until now there has been no recent book to synthesize this field. This book, written by leading authorities from the USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, provides the most comprehensive coverage of this important topic on the market.


Table of Contents

Table of contents

  • Part I: Foraging for Hosts
  • 1: Trematode transmission strategies, C Combes, Université Perpignan, France, P Bartoli, Campus Universitaire de Luminy, France and A Théron, Université Perpignan, France
  • 2: Entomopathogenic nematode host-search strategies, J F Campbell and E E Lewis
  • 3: Flexibility in host-search and patch-use strategies of insect parasitoids, L E M Vet, L Hemerik, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, M E Visser, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, The Netherlands and F L Wäckers, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Part II: Host Acceptance and Infection
  • 4: Host discrimination by seed parasites, F J Messina, Utah State University, USA
  • 5: Soil and plant interactions’ impact on plant-parasitic nematode host finding and recognition, A F Robinson, USDA-ARS, USA
  • 6: Environmental control of nematode life cycles, M E Viney, University of Bristol, UK
  • Part III: Interactions among parasites within host
  • 7: The interactions between larval parasitoids and their hosts, M R Strand, University of Georgia, USA
  • 8: Inter-specific interactions in trematode communities, K Lafferty, University of California, USA
  • 9: Niche restriction and mate finding in vertebrate hosts, K Rohde, University of New England, Australia
  • 10: Parasite sex determination, R E L Paul, Institut Pasteur, France Part IV: Parasite-Host Interactions
  • 11: Interactions between intestinal nematodes and vertebrate hosts, M V K Sukhdeo, S C Sukhdeo and A D Bansemir, Rutgers University, USA
  • 12: Parasite manipulation of host behaviour, R Poulin, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • 13: Parasite manipulation of vector behaviour, J G C Hamilton and H Hurd, Keele University, UK
  • 14: Parasite virulence, J Schall, University of Vermont, USA
  • 15: The behavioural ecology of social parasitism in ants, R J Stuart, University of Florida, USA
  • Part V: Synthesis
  • 16: Parasite behavioural ecology in a field of diverse perspectives, E E Lewis, J F Campbell and M V K Sukhdeo

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