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Parasites discover behavioral ecology: how to manage one’s host in a complex world

Bernard D. Roitberg

in Host Manipulation by Parasites

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642236
eISBN:
9780191774621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642236.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter develops dynamic state variable (DSV) models to predict the foraging and growth dynamics of herbivores, when healthy and when parasitized. In the model, the ‘caterpillar’ can decide ... More


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