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David Daversa, PhD
Stressors and their ecological consequences
La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science
University of California, Los Angeles
Sometimes species-level differences in susceptibility and infectiousness matter to R0. Sometimes they don't.
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?
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?
Seasonal migrations, body temperature fluctuations, and infection dynamics in adult amphibians
Routine habitat switching alters the likelihood and persistence of infection with a pathogenic parasite