Edited by Sharon K. Collinge and Chris Ray
Oxford University Press, 2006
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“This superb volume is required reading for anyone interested in enjoying and contributing to this rapidly growing field of research” –Ecology
Disease Ecology highlights exciting advances in theoretical and empirical research towards understanding the importance of community structure in the emergence of infectious diseases. The chapters in this book illustrate aspects of community ecology that influence pathogen transmission rates and disease dynamics in a wide variety of study systems. The innovative studies presented here communicate a clear message: studies of epidemiology can be approached from the perspective of community ecology, and students of community ecology can contribute significantly to epidemiology.