Parasites entangled in food webs

Wood, Matthew J (2007) Parasites entangled in food webs. Trends in Parasitology, 23 (1). pp. 8-10. ISSN 1471-4922

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Abstract

Food webs are a fundamental concept in ecology in which parasites have been virtually ignored. In a recent article, Lafferty et al. address this imbalance, finding that the inclusion of parasites in food webs could be of greater importance to ecosystem stability than was previously thought. Furthermore, the bottom of the food chain is perhaps no longer the most dangerous place to be.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Computing and Applied Sciences > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Matt Wood
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 08:58
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2016 20:25
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/557

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