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Journal of Animal Ecology 2007
 

Summary: Journal of Animal
Ecology 2007
76, 304­314
© 2007 British
Ecological Society
No claim to original
US government
works
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Do threatened hosts have fewer parasites? A comparative
study in primates
SONIA ALTIZER*, CHARLES L. NUNN and PATRIK LINDENFORS§
*Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA; Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Anthropology, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany; Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley,
CA 94720­3140 USA; and §Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Summary
1. Parasites and infectious diseases have become a major concern in conservation biology,
in part because they can trigger or accelerate species or population declines. Focusing
on primates as a well-studied host clade, we tested whether the species richness and
prevalence of parasites differed between threatened and non-threatened host species.

  

Source: Altizer, Sonia M.- Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia
Lindenfors, Patrik - Zoologiska Institutionen, Stockholms Universitet
Stockholms Universitet, Zoologiska Institutionen, Theoretical Ethology Group

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology