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Parasitism and environmental disturbances

Kevin D. Lafferty and Armand M. Kuris

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/9780198529873.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The major threats to biodiversity: habitat loss, invasive species, over-harvesting, and pollution, impact parasites as well as hosts. Given the interest in the role of parasites in ecosystems and the ... More


Large-River Fish Conservation in the Colorado River Basin: Progress and Challenges with Razorback Sucker

Kevin R. Bestgen, Thomas E. Dowling, Brandon Albrecht, and Koreen A. Zelasko

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Razorback sucker Xyrauchen texanus, a historically widespread and abundant warmwater fish endemic to the Colorado River basin, has declined dramatically. Habitat alteration, dams that block migration ... More


Pollution

M. JAMES ALLEN

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes the nature and effects of pollution and habitat alteration effects on California marine fishes. At present, the coastal population of the Californias is distributed unevenly ... More


New Species for the Community

Mark A. McPeek

in Evolutionary Community Ecology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691088778
eISBN:
9781400888214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691088778.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter considers the main processes that operate at the regional and biogeographic scales to ultimately shape local community structure—namely, speciation and biogeographic mixing of taxa. It ... More


Social behaviour

Daniel T. Blumstein

in Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602568
eISBN:
9780191810121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the influence of environmental factors towards social structure and social behaviour. It looks into the variety of impacts of human-induced environmental changes on sociality ... More


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