David Daversa, PhD
How do wildlife movements influence disease risk?
La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science
University of California, Los Angeles
Both predators and parasites are consumers, and both impact prey and hosts without direct killing. Are non-lethal effects of parasitism the same as those of predation?
All kinds of animals avoid habitats posing risk of parasitism. Most parasites are impossible to see. So, what cues to hosts use to avoid risky habitats?
Spotted salamanders, like all animals, vary substantially in length, mass and other functional morphological traits. How much does spatial structure in there habitat drive that variation?
Routine habitat switching alters the likelihood and persistence of infection with a pathogenic parasite