Parasites, cuckoos, and avian population dynamics

Andrew P. Dobson, R. M. May

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Uses a series of models and graphical illustrations of their multispecies extensions to examine the patterns of parasitic infections in birds, and outlines the implications for the conservation of endangered avian species. Major sections consider: rates of parasitism in bird populations; macro- and microparasites; direct and indirect life cycles; cuckoos and brood parasitism; parasite life history strategies; the population dynamics of parasite-host associations; parasites and community structure; and the potential of using parasites to control introduced species. -P.J.Jarvis

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-412
Number of pages22
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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