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Parasitology meets ecology on its own terms: Margolis et al. revisited.

by A O Bush, K D Lafferty, J M Lotz, A W Shostak
The Journal of parasitology ()


We consider 27 population and community terms used frequently by parasitologists when describing the ecology of parasites. We provide suggestions for various terms in an attempt to foster consistent use and to make terms used in parasite ecology easier to interpret for those who study free-living organisms. We suggest strongly that authors, whether they agree or disagree with us, provide complete and unambiguous definitions for all parameters of their studies.

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