Micromammals and Macroparasites

From Evolutionary Ecology to Management

Editors: Morand, S., Krasnov, B.R., Poulin, R. (Eds.)

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Small mammals are among the most ubiquitous and important components of terrestrial ecosystems. They have coevolved, and now coexist, with a diverse array of parasites, such that not only are all aspects of their biology influenced by parasitism but they also play key roles in the transmission and maintenance of parasitic diseases. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the diversity and biology of metazoan parasites affecting small mammals, of their impact on host individuals and populations, and of the management implications of these parasites for conservation biology and human welfare. Designed for a broad, multidisciplinary audience, it will be an essential resource for researchers, students, and practitioners alike in the fields of parasitology, evolutionary ecology, wildlife management, and conservation biology.

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From the reviews:

"In this welcome reference for practitioners in the fields of parasitology, ecology, wildlife biology, and evolution, 52 contributors from 15 nations have compiled 28 chapters summarizing up-to-date research results in logical sequence. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above." (H. N. Cunningham, CHOICE, Vol. 44 (9), May, 2007)

"Parasitic infections of small mammals are extremely common, and it is the goal of Micromammals and Macroparasites. … this volume offers an excellent starting place for future research. … Students and senior researchers … can greatly benefit from having a copy of Micromammals and Macroparasites on their bookshelf: it is a vital reference for anyone interested in studying ecological and evolutionary interactions between mammals and their parasites." (Jessica E. Light, Journal of Mammal evolution, Vol. 16, 2009)


Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Micromammals and macroparasites: Who is who and how do they interact?

    Morand, Serge (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Digenean trematodes

    Feliu, Carlos (et al.)

    Pages 13-23

  • Cestodes of small mammals: Taxonomy and life cycles

    Georgiev, Boyko B. (et al.)

    Pages 29-62

  • Nematodes

    Morand, Serge (et al.)

    Pages 63-79

  • Acanthocephalans

    Ribas, Alexis (et al.)

    Pages 81-89

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eBook $219.00
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Hardcover $349.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Micromammals and Macroparasites
Book Subtitle
From Evolutionary Ecology to Management
Editors
  • S. Morand
  • B.R. Krasnov
  • R. Poulin
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Tokyo
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-36025-4
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-36025-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-36024-7
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54692-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 647
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 illustrations in colour
Topics