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.
|Title||Interspecific interactions in trematode communities|
|Authors||Kevin D. Lafferty|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Publication Subtype||Book Chapter|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Western Ecological Research Center|