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The Biogeography of Host-parasite Interactions

ISBN : 9780199561353

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Author: 
Serge Morand; Boris R. Krasnov
Pages
288 Pages
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Paperback
Size
189 x 247 mm
Pub date
Jul 2010
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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 with life-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 towards applications, 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 global changes.

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Preface
INTRODUCTION
PART I HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY
1. Beyond vicariance: integrating taxon pulses, ecological fitting and oscillation in evolution and historical biogeography
2. Palaeogeography of parasites
3. Phylogeography and historical biogeography of obligate specific mutualisms
4. Biogeography, humans and their parasites
5. The use of co-phylogeographic patterns to predict the nature of host-parasite interactions, and vice versa
PART II ECOLOGICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY AND MACROECOLOGY
6. Marine parasite diversity and environmental gradients
7. Parasite diversity and latitudinal gradients in terrestrial mammals
8. Ecological properties of a parasite: species-specific stability and geographical variation
9. Similarity and variability in parasite assemblages across geographical space
10. Gap analysis and the geographical variation in our knowledge of parasites
PART III GEOGRAPHY OF INTERACTIVE POPULATIONS
11. In the hosts' footsteps? Ecological niche modeling and its utility in predicting parasite distributions
12. The geography of defence
13. Evolutionary landscape epidemiology
PART IV INVASION, INSULARITY, AND INTERACTIONS
14. The geography of host and parasite invasions
15. Immune defence and invasion
16. Infection, immunity, and island adaptation in birds
PART V APPLIED BIOGEOGRAPHY
17. The geography and ecology of pathogen emergence
18. When geography of health meets health ecology
CONCLUSION AND PERSPECTIVES
Index

About the author: 

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 the 250 publications and 5 edited books. ; Boris Krasnov was born in Moscow (former USSR) and graduated from Moscow State University in 1978. I received my PhD from Moscow State University in 1986 and worked in the Institute of Evolutionary Morphology and Ecology of Animals of the Academy of Science of the USSR. From 1991, I am working in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. At present, Boris Krasnov is a Full Professor. and authored about 200 publications, including 6 books (three monographs and 3 edited volumes). Rewards: 2003. Poula and David Ben-Gurion Foundation. Yudith and Abraham Pasternak Prize; 2006. BGU Rector's Award for Outstanding Scientists.

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