Readership: A research level text suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers in ecology, parasitology, epidemiology, evolutionary biology, and conservation biology.
Frédéric Thomas, François Renaud, and Jean-François Guegan
"The book is well-written and produced...highly recommended." - Parasitology, Volume 132 - 2006
"It is an introductory, but penetrating, anecdotal and readable, yet packed with well chosen examples and illustrations of principles...This is an account that will appeal to ecologists of all backgrounds and does not assume any deep knowledge of parisitology. Combined with its readable text abd rich supply of examples this makes it ideal as an introduction to the subject for undergraduate students. Peter Moore, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 2006, 37:1"
Peter Hudson: Introduction: Parasites, diversity, and the ecosystem
1: Michel Loreau, Jacques Roy, and David Tilman: Linking ecosystem and parasite ecology
2: J.-F. Guégan, S. Morand, and R. Poulin: Are there general laws in parasite community ecology? The emergence of spatial parasitology and epidemiology
3: Anders Pape Møller: Parasitism and the regulation of host populations
4: Michael V.K. Sukhdeo and Alexander D. Hernandez: Food web patterns and the parasite's perspective
5: Robert Holt and Thierry Boulinier: Ecosystems and parasitism: the spatial dimension
6: Richard C. Tinsley: Parasitism and hostile environments
7: Kevin D. Lafferty and Armand M. Kuris: Parasitism and environmental disturbances
8: Frédéric Thomas, Michael B. Bonsall, and Andy P. Dobson: Parasitism, biodiversity, and conservation
9: Sam P. Brown, Jean-Baptiste André, Jean-Baptiste Ferdy, and Bernard Godelle: Subverting hosts and diverting ecosystems: an evolutionary modelling perspective
10: François Renaud, Thierry De Meeüs, and Andrew F. Read: Parasitism in man-made ecosystems
Gary G. Mittelbach: Conclusion: Parasites, communities, and ecosystems: conclusions and perspectives