Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Parasite Diversity and Diversification
Evolutionary Ecology Meets Phylogenetics

Serge Morand, Boris Krasnov, Tim Littlewood, Robert Poulin, Tommy L. F. Leung, Camilo Mora, Klaus Rohde, Lajos Rózsa, Piotr Tryjanowski, Zoltán Vas, Frederic Bordes, Aurélie Chambouvet, Thomas A. Richards, David Bass, Sigrid Neuhauser, Ahidjo Ayouba, Martine Peeters, Lucy A. Weinert, Martín García-Varela, Gerardo Pérez-Ponce de León, David L. Reed, Julie M. Allen, Melissa A. Toups, Bret Boyd, Marina Ascunce, Katharina Dittmar, Qiyun Zhu, Michael W. Hastriter, Michael F. Whiting, Solon F. Morse, Carl W. Dick, Bruce D. Patterson, Ashley Dowling, Steve Nadler, Arne Skorping, Rodney A. Bray, Andrea Waeschenbach, Bryan G. Falk, Susan L. Perkins, Yves Desdevises, Julien Claude, Andrea Šimková, Hadas Hawlena, Frida Ben-Ami, Maarten P. M. Vanhove, Tine Huyse, Timothée Poisot, Tania Jenkins, Philippe Christe, Peter V. Markov, Rebecca R. Gray, James Iles, Oliver G. Pybus, Armand Kuris
View all contributors
  • Date Published: February 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107037656

Hardback

Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

Please email academicmarketing@cambridge.edu.au to enquire about an inspection copy of this book

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • The development of molecular tools has dramatically increased our knowledge of parasite diversity and the vectors that transmit them. From viruses and protists to arthropods and helminths, each branch of the Tree of Life offers an insight into significant, yet cryptic, biodiversity. Alongside this, the studies of host-parasite interactions and parasitism have influenced many scientific disciplines, such as biogeography and evolutionary ecology, by using comparative methods based on phylogenetic information to unravel shared evolutionary histories. Parasite Diversity and Diversification brings together two active fields of research, phylogenetics and evolutionary ecology, to reveal and explain the patterns of parasite diversity and the diversification of their hosts. This book will encourage students and researchers in the fields of ecology and evolution of parasitism, as well as animal and human health, to integrate phylogenetics into the investigation of parasitism in evolutionary ecology, health ecology, medicine and conservation.

    • Highlights the recent advances in the quantification of parasite diversity – offers plenty of tools and examples from both terrestrial and marine environments
    • Presents the state-of-the-art research in the phylogenetic diversification of several important groups of parasites – new methods are examined in relation to examples of parasite diversification in an ecological and evolutionary context
    • Summarises statistical comparative methods using freeware – suggests sources, references and ideas for new research projects
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'The volume is more than a set of papers on parasites: it will interest a wide range of researchers other than parasitologists, as its focus is the evolutionary and phylogenetic relationships between parasites and hosts and their diversification.' Alan Pike, The Biologist

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107037656
    • length: 488 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 181 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • contains: 65 b/w illus. 15 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Foreword
    Introduction Serge Morand, Boris Krasnov and Tim Littlewood
    Part I. Evolutionary Ecology of Parasite Diversity:
    1. Quantifying parasite diversity Robert Poulin
    2. Relationships between parasite diversity and host diversity Boris Krasnov and Robert Poulin
    3. Patterns of diversity and distribution of aquatic invertebrates and their parasites Tommy L. F. Leung, Camilo Mora and Klaus Rohde
    4. Under the changing climate: how shifting geographic distributions and sexual selection shape parasite diversification Lajos Rózsa, Piotr Tryjanowski and Zoltán Vas
    5. Impacts of parasite diversity on wild vertebrates: limited knowledge but important perspectives Frederic Bordes and Serge Morand
    Part II. The Evolutionary History of Parasite Diversity:
    6. Revealing parasite diversity using brute force molecular techniques and gently persuasive microscopy Aurélie Chambouvet, Thomas A. Richards, David Bass and Sigrid Neuhauser
    7. Evolution of simian retroviruses Ahidjo Ayouba and Martine Peeters
    8. The diversity and phylogeny of Rickettsia Lucy A. Weinert
    9. Advances in the classification of Acanthocephalans: evolutionary history and evolution of the parasitism Martín García-Varela and Gerardo Pérez-Ponce de León
    10. The study of primate evolution from a lousy perspective David L. Reed, Julie M. Allen, Melissa A. Toups, Bret Boyd and Marina Ascunce
    11. Host correlates of diversification in avian lice Lajos Rózsa and Zoltán Vas
    12. Evolutionary history of Siphonaptera: fossils, origins, vectors Katharina Dittmar, Qiyun Zhu, Michael W. Hastriter and Michael F. Whiting
    13. Bat fly evolution from the Eocene to the present (Hippoboscoidea, Streblidae and Nycteribiidae) Katharina Dittmar, Solon F. Morse, Carl W. Dick and Bruce D. Patterson
    14. The evolution of parasitism and host associations in mites Ashley Dowling
    15. Nematode life-traits diversity in the light of their phylogenetic diversification Serge Morand, Steve Nadler and Arne Skorping
    16. Phylogenetic patterns of diversity in the cestodes and trematodes Timothy J. Littlewood, Rodney A. Bray and Andrea Waeschenbach
    17. Patterns of diversification in the parasites of Caribbean Anolis lizards Bryan G. Falk and Susan L. Perkins
    Part III. Combining Ecology and Phylogenetics:
    18. Comparative analysis – recent developments and uses with parasites Yves Desdevises, Serge Morand, Boris R. Krasnov and Julien Claude
    19. Phylogenetic signals in ecological properties of parasites Boris R. Krasnov, Serge Morand and Robert Poulin
    20. Parasite species coexistence and the evolution of the parasite niche Andrea Šimková and Serge Morand
    21. A community perspective on the evolution of virulence Hadas Hawlena and Frida Ben-Ami
    22. Host-specificity and species jumps in fish-parasite systems Maarten P. M. Vanhove and Tine Huyse
    23. When is cophylogeny evidence of coevolution? Timothée Poisot
    24. Bringing together phylogenies and behaviour in host-parasite interactions Tania Jenkins and Philippe Christe
    25. The evolutionary epidemiology of the Hepatitis C virus Peter V. Markov, Rebecca R. Gray, James Iles and Oliver G. Pybus
    Conclusion and perspectives Armand Kuris
    Index.

  • Resources for

    Parasite Diversity and Diversification

    General Resources

    Welcome to the resources site

    Here you will find free-of-charge online materials to accompany this book. The range of materials we provide across our academic and higher education titles are an integral part of the book package whether you are a student, instructor, researcher or professional.

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    *This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to lecturers adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.


    These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

  • Editors

    Serge Morand, Université de Montpellier II
    Serge Morand is CNRS researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Sciences at the University of Montpellier II, France. His research focuses on the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions and population ecology of parasites and pathogens. He is conducting several projects on the impacts of global changes on the links between biodiversity and health in Southeast Asia, using rodent-borne diseases as a model. He is the co-author of several articles and books on these fields.

    Boris R. Krasnov, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    Boris R. Krasnov is Professor and Head of the Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology in the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He is interested in the various aspects of ecology and evolution of host-parasite relationships. Parasitic fleas on small mammals represent his main study model of parasite-host associations, although he studies some other parasite taxa as well. He is an author of three monographs, editor and co-editor of three collections and author of more than 200 scientific publications.

    D. Timothy J. Littlewood, Natural History Museum, London
    D. Timothy J. Littlewood is a Merit Researcher and currently Head of the Life Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum, London. His main research interests include: the systematics of platyhelminths (flatworms) and other phyla, particularly with a view to revealing evolutionary patterns associated with parasitism; the development and application of molecular tools for species diagnosis, life cycle completion and biodiversity assessment; and mitogenomics and phylogenomics pursued by means of next-generation sequencing.

    Contributors

    Serge Morand, Boris Krasnov, Tim Littlewood, Robert Poulin, Tommy L. F. Leung, Camilo Mora, Klaus Rohde, Lajos Rózsa, Piotr Tryjanowski, Zoltán Vas, Frederic Bordes, Aurélie Chambouvet, Thomas A. Richards, David Bass, Sigrid Neuhauser, Ahidjo Ayouba, Martine Peeters, Lucy A. Weinert, Martín García-Varela, Gerardo Pérez-Ponce de León, David L. Reed, Julie M. Allen, Melissa A. Toups, Bret Boyd, Marina Ascunce, Katharina Dittmar, Qiyun Zhu, Michael W. Hastriter, Michael F. Whiting, Solon F. Morse, Carl W. Dick, Bruce D. Patterson, Ashley Dowling, Steve Nadler, Arne Skorping, Rodney A. Bray, Andrea Waeschenbach, Bryan G. Falk, Susan L. Perkins, Yves Desdevises, Julien Claude, Andrea Šimková, Hadas Hawlena, Frida Ben-Ami, Maarten P. M. Vanhove, Tine Huyse, Timothée Poisot, Tania Jenkins, Philippe Christe, Peter V. Markov, Rebecca R. Gray, James Iles, Oliver G. Pybus, Armand Kuris

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×