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Evolutionary Parasitology: The Integrated Study of Infections, Immunology, Ecology, and Genetics

Paul Schmid-Hempel


Over the last decade, principles from evolution and ecology have increasingly been applied to the fields of parasitology and immunology in an attempt to foster a common conceptual framework that uses a priori principles to unravel the diversity of host–parasite phenomena. This has led to the emergence of some of the most important, highly successful and inter-disciplinary areas of modern biology – the as-yet separated fields of ecological immunology and evolutionary studies of parasitism. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the many facets of host’parasite interactions, from the mol ... More

Keywords: evolution, ecology, parasitology, immunology, a priori principles, host–parasite interactions, ecological immunology, parasitism, adaptive strategies, parasites

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199229482
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229482.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Schmid-Hempel, author
ETH Zürich, Switzerland and the Institute of Advanced Studies, Berlin