By B. T. Grenfell, A. P. Dobson

This booklet is the 1st significant synthesis of thought and empirical wisdom concerning the ecology and epidemiology of infectious illnesses in typical, unmanaged, animal and plant populations. during the e-book, the participants strengthen a discussion among the styles saw in empirical reviews of ailment in typical populations and the mathematical versions used to dissect and look at the saw epidemiological styles. The publication is split right into a variety of stories and team experiences through specialists in a number of fields. sections synthesize very important concerns in terms of the dynamics of microparasites and macroparasites, whereas the others talk about spatial styles in ailment dynamics and the evolutionary biology of parasites, pathogens and their hosts. This ebook should be of use to graduate scholars and experts in mathematical biology and epidemiology.

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Mass mortalities resulting from epidemics may play a more important role than density dependent factors in the dynamics of some populations (Harwood and Hall 1990). Epidemics can have severe consequences for wildlife if they reduce populations sufficiently to allow stochastic events to cause their extinction (Dye et al. this volume). The aim of this paper is to review the available empirical information on the impact of infectious diseases on wild animal populations, concentrating on effects on vertebrate populations.

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