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Host Manipulation by Parasites

David P. Hughes, Jacques Brodeur, Frédéric Thomas, and Preface by Richard Dawkins, University of Oxford, UK


Parasites that manipulate the behaviour of their hosts represent striking examples of adaptation by natural selection. This field of study is now moving beyond its descriptive phase and into more exciting areas where the processes and patterns of such dramatic adaptations can be better understood. This book provides a review of host manipulation by parasites that assesses the current state of developments in the field and lays out a framework for future research. It also promotes a greater integration of behavioural ecology with studies of host manipulation (behavioural ecology has tended to c ... More

Keywords: parasites, natural selection, behavioural ecology, adaptation, free living organisms, hosts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199642236
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642236.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David P. Hughes, editor
Department of Entomology and Biology, Penn State University, USA

Jacques Brodeur, editor
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Montréal, Canada

Frédéric Thomas, editor
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France

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