|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2016|
|Authors:||Hoffmann, S, Horak, IG, Bennett, NC, Lutermann, H|
|Journal:||Parasites & Vectors|
|Keywords:||Co-infection, Community ecology, ectoparasite, Interaction, Rhipicephalus|
Background: Co-infection with multiple parasite species is commonly observed in nature and interspecific interactions are likely to occur in parasite infracommunities. Such interactions may affect the distribution of parasites among hosts but also the response of infracommunities to perturbations. However, the response of infracommunities to perturbations has not been well studied experimentally for ectoparasite communities of small mammal hosts.
Evidence for interspecific interactions in the ectoparasite infracommunity of a wild mammal