Global changes and the future of micromammal-macroparasite interactions

Serge Morand, Robert Poulin, Boris R. Krasnov

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    Recent changes and scenarios of future changes pose serious threats for
    living resources, conservation of biodiversity and health. Global changes
    are the results of increases in all factors of anthropogenetic origins: atmospheric conditions, land uses, over-exploitation of resources, biotic invasions and pollutants. Global changes affect biodiversity by increasing the
    rate of extinction, by modifying the functioning of ecosystems and then by
    affecting the health of plants, animals and humans. The causes and consequences of global changes and global warming are the matter of numerous
    scientific papers, reviews, books and reports (Vitousek et al. 1997; Ottersen et al. 2001; Stenseth et al. 2002; Walther et al. 2002; Cury and
    Morand 2004; Lovejoy and Hannah 2005). Several reviews have dealt with
    the consequences of global changes for host -parasite and pathogen interactions (Shope 1991; Dobson and Carter 1992; Colwell 1996; Daily and
    Erhlich 1996; Patz et al. 1996, 2000; Sutherst 1998, 2001, 2004; Sutherst
    et al. 1998; Rogers and Randolph 2000; Wilson 2000; Harvell et al. 1999,
    2002; Marcogliese 2001; Kovats et al. 2002; Mouritsen and Poulin 2002;
    Poulin 2006). This chapter aims to explore how host-parasite interactions,
    and in particular small mammals and their endo- and ectoparasites, are affected by the rapid and pronounced changes that are affecting our planet
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMicromammals and Macroparasites
    Subtitle of host publicationFrom Evolutionary Ecology to Management
    PublisherSpringer Japan
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Electronic)9784431360254
    ISBN (Print)4431360247, 9784431360247
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006


    • Global Change
    • West Nile Virus
    • Lyme disease
    • Basic Reproduction Number
    • Lyme Borreliosis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
    • General Medicine


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