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Interspecific interactions in trematode communities

January 1, 2002

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2002
Title Interspecific interactions in trematode communities
DOI 10.1079/9780851996158.0153
Authors Kevin D. Lafferty
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 87354
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Western Ecological Research Center