Population biology of Trichostrongy1us tenuis, a parasite of economic importance for red grouse management

P. J. Hudson, Andrew P. Dobson

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Abstract

The caecal nematode, Trichostrongylus tenuis, is associated with dramatic decreases in the density of red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) resulting in a significant loss of sporting income to many upland estates in the UK. In this article Peter Hudson and Andrew Dobson describe the dynamics of the grouse-T. tenuis system, show that the parasites can cause population crashes and present preliminary findings from the development of new control methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-291
Number of pages9
JournalParasitology Today
Volume5
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology

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