9780198506195

The Ecology of Wildlife Diseases

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    9780198506195

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    0198506198

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/14/2002
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Recent outbreaks of disease in domestic animals, humans and wildlife illustrate the relative importance of infectious diseases and the vulnerability of susceptible animals. Why do such diseases emerge? What are the factors that lead to dramatic epidemics? How can we apply our knowledge to improve the methods of control? These are just some of the questions addressed in this book, which seeks to develop and apply an ecological approach to an understanding of epidemiology in wild animal populations. The development of mathematical models in the dynamics of infectious diseases is a field that has seen rapid growth over the last decade. There is now a need to challenge these models with the data and to bring vets and field workers closer to the disease issues. This book was conceived to identify the exciting questions and set the future research agenda. 50 of the most active workers met in Trento, northern Italy, to brainstorm the issues, and from this the editors have moulded a synthesis that captures the excitement and importance of this expanding field.

Table of Contents

Contributors xi
Ecology of wildlife diseases
1(5)
P. J. Hudson
A. P. Rizzoli
B. T. Grenfell
J. A. P. Heesterbeek
A. P. Dobson
Heterogeneities in macroparasite infections: patterns and processes
6(39)
K. Wilson
O. N. Bjornstad
A. P. Dobson
S. Merler
G. Poglayen
S. E. Randolph
A. F Read
A. Skorping
Parasites and host population dynamics
45(18)
D. M. Tompkins
A. P. Dobson
P. Arneberg
M. E. Begon
I. M. Cattadori
J. V. Greenman
J. A. P. Heesterbeek
P. J. Hudson
D. Newborn
A. Pugliese
A. P. Rizzoli
R. Rosa
F. Rosso
K. Wilson
Parasite community ecology and biodiuersity
63(20)
M. G. Roberts
A. P. Dobson
P. Arneberg
G. A. de Leo
R. C. Krecek
M. T. Manfredi
P. Lanfranchi
E. Zaffaroni
Microparasite transmission and persistence
83(19)
J. Swinton
M. E. J. Woolhouse
M. E. Begon
A. P. Dobson
E. Ferroglio
B. T. Grenfell
V. Guberti
R. S. Hails
J. A. P. Heesterbeek
A. Lavazza
M. G. Roberts
P. J. White
K. Wilson
Spatial aspects of disease dynamics
102(17)
G. R. Hess
S. E. Randolph
P. Arneberg
C. Chemini
C. Furlanello
J. Harwood
M. G. Roberts
J. Swinton
The ecology of tick-borne infections in wildlife reservoirs
119(20)
S. E. Randolph
C. Chemini
C. Furlanello
C. Genchi
R. S. Hails
P. J. Hudson
L. D. Jones
G. Medley
R. A. Norman
A. P. Rizzoli
G. Smith
M. E. J. Woolhouse
The role of pathogens in biological conservation
139(12)
S. Cleveland
G. R. Hess
A. P. Dobson
M. K. Laurenson
H. I. McCallum
M. G. Roberts
R. Woodroffe
Visions for future research in wildlife epidemiology
151(14)
B. T. Grenfell
W. Amos
P. Arneberg
O. N. Bjornstad
J. V Greenman
J. Harwood
P. Lanfranchi
A. R. McLean
R. A. Norman
A. F. Read
A. Skorping
References 165(30)
Index 195

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