[Parasitology] Modeling host-parasite dynamics
Dalby, James AL:EX
(by James.Dalby At gov.bc.ca)
Thu Nov 23 18:04:32 EST 2006
As an addendum to my e-mail below, I am also interested in hearing about
studies of host-macroparasite models that have been demonstrated to be
invalid with respect to predicting host population dynamics. Again, I
am most interested in fish host - invertebrate parasite examples, but
other examples are also welcome. Thank you.
> From: Dalby, James AL:EX
> Sent: Wed, November 22, 2006 11:42 AM
> To: 'parasite At net.bio.net'
> Subject: Modeling host-parasite dynamics
> Does anyone on the list know of any peer-reviewed publications that
> provide convincing evidence that models of host-macroparasite
> interactions accurately predict the population dynamics of the host in
> nature? I'm trying to find out how useful such models really are for
> predicting changes in host population sizes. In other words, have
> many models been validated? Examples with fish as the hosts and
> invertebrates as the parasites are of particular interest, but I'm
> open to other examples too.
> Many thanks, James.
> Dr. James E. Dalby, Jr.
> Aquaculture Analyst
> Aquaculture Development Branch
> BC Ministry of Agriculture & Lands
> 1st Floor, 808 Douglas Street
> Victoria, British Columbia
> CANADA, V8W-2Z7
> Phone: (250) 387-9687
> Fax: (250) 356-0358
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