Micromammals and Macroparasites

From Evolutionary Ecology to Management

  • Serge Morand
  • Boris R. Krasnov
  • Robert Poulin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction and definitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Serge Morand, Boris R. Krasnov, Robert Poulin, A. Allan Degen
      Pages 3-9
  3. Major taxa parasitic on micromammals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Carlos Feliu, Jordi Torres, Jordi Miquel, Juan Matías Segovia, Roger Fons
      Pages 13-23
    3. Boyko B. Georgiev, Rodney A. Bray, D. Timothy, J. Littlewood
      Pages 29-62
    4. Serge Morand, Salah Bouamer, Jean-Pierre Hugot
      Pages 63-79
    5. Alexis Ribas, Juan Carlos Casanova
      Pages 81-89
    6. Andrey B. Shatrov, Naina I. Kudryashova
      Pages 119-140
    7. Sergei G. Medvedev, Boris R. Krasnov
      Pages 161-177
    8. Carl W. Dick, Bruce D. Patterson
      Pages 179-194
  4. Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Boris R. Krasnov, Robert Poulin, Serge Morand
      Pages 197-231
    3. Robert Poulin, Boris R. Krasnov, Serge Morand
      Pages 233-256
    4. Caroline M. Nieberding, Serge Morand
      Pages 277-293
    5. Elodie Magnanou, Serge Morand
      Pages 295-315

About this book


Small mammals are among the most ubiquitous and important components of terrestrial ecosystems. They have coevolved, and now coexist, with a diverse array of parasites, such that not only are all aspects of their biology influenced by parasitism but they also play key roles in the transmission and maintenance of parasitic diseases. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the diversity and biology of metazoan parasites affecting small mammals, of their impact on host individuals and populations, and of the management implications of these parasites for conservation biology and human welfare. Designed for a broad, multidisciplinary audience, it will be an essential resource for researchers, students, and practitioners alike in the fields of parasitology, evolutionary ecology, wildlife management, and conservation biology.


Acanthocephala Mammalia Metazoa adaptation behavior biology conservation ecology environment evolution genetics mammals parasites phylogeny taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Serge Morand
    • 1
  • Boris R. Krasnov
    • 2
    • 3
  • Robert Poulin
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Biology and Management of PopulationsMontferrier-sur-Lez cedexFrance
  2. 2.Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert ResearchBen-Gurion University of the NegevMidreshet Ben-GurionIsrael
  3. 3.Ramon Science CenterMizpe RamonIsrael
  4. 4.Department of ZoologyUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-36025-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-36024-7
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-36025-4
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