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Are there general laws in parasite community ecology? The emergence of spatial parasitology and epidemiology

J.-F. Guégan, S. Morand, and R. Poulin

in Parasitism and Ecosystems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529873
eISBN:
9780191712777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529873.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter reviews recent advances made by parasite community biologists in dissecting the organization of parasite communities at different spatial scales. From a broader scale at which a big ... More


Malformed Frogs: The Collapse of Aquatic Ecosystems

Michael Lannoo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255883
eISBN:
9780520942530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255883.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The widespread appearance of frogs with deformed bodies has generated much press coverage over the past decade. Frogs with extra limbs or digits, missing limbs or digits, or misaligned appendages ... More


Evolutionary Parasitology: The Integrated Study of Infections, Immunology, Ecology, and Genetics

Paul Schmid-Hempel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199229482
eISBN:
9780191774744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229482.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Over the last decade, principles from evolution and ecology have increasingly been applied to the fields of parasitology and immunology in an attempt to foster a common conceptual framework that uses ... More


Epidemiology

Paul Schmid-Hempel

in Evolutionary Parasitology: The Integrated Study of Infections, Immunology, Ecology, and Genetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199229482
eISBN:
9780191774744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229482.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses ‘epidemiology’, which in medical literature refers to the field that seeks to identify key correlates for a particular disease. In this book, however, it is the study of ... More


The study of evolutionary parasitology

Paul Schmid-Hempel

in Evolutionary Parasitology: The Integrated Study of Infections, Immunology, Ecology, and Genetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199229482
eISBN:
9780191774744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229482.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the basics and foundations of the ideas and concepts that form evolutionary parasitology. It takes a look at the evolutionary process and how it applies to parasites in ... More


Colonial Medicine at the Paris Faculty of Medicine

Michael A. Osborne

in The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226114521
eISBN:
9780226114668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226114668.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The chapter treats the organization of civilian colonial medical instruction at the Paris Faculty of Medicine. A central figure in this, the parasitologist, anthropologist, and physician-naturalist ... More


Dogs, disease, and wildlife

Darryn L. Knobel, James R.A. Butler, Tiziana Lembo, Rob Critchlow, and Matthew E. Gompper

in Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199663217
eISBN:
9780191810183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199663217.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter studies the ecological parasitology of systems that are influenced by dogs. It considers dog parasites as a source of infection for wildlife, causing changes to the rates of fertility, ... More


Synthesizing Parasitology with Archaeology in Paleopathology

Karl J. Reinhard and Adauto Araújo

in The Global History of Paleopathology: Pioneers and Prospects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195389807
eISBN:
9780190254308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.003.0075
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the history of archaeoparasitology, which is a fusion of archaeology and parasitology. It discusses the beginnings of archaeoparasitology in North America; the three phases of ... More


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