EcoHealth

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 121–124 | Cite as

Trophic Cascades and Disease Ecology

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Notes

Acknowledgments

Support for my research was provided by the U.S. National Science Foundation (EID-0327052, DEB-0217631).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biological ScienceCalifornia State UniversityFullertonCA

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