Interspecific interactions in trematode communities

Edited by: E.E. LewisJ.F. Campbell, and M.V.K. Sukhdeo



This chapter reviews the behavioural ecology of trematodes, focusing on intramolluscular stages. Interspecific competitive interactions, their frequency, dominance hierarchies and resolutions are discussed. Strategies employed by larval trematode species to adapt to a hostile, competitive environment, how these adaptations shape larval trematode communities, and how altered trematode communities can affect ecosystems and human health are reviewed.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Interspecific interactions in trematode communities
Chapter 8
ISBN 0851996159
DOI 10.1079/9780851996158.0153
Year Published 2002
Language English
Publisher CAB
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 17 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title The behavioral ecology of parasites
First page 153
Last page 169
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