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Title: Host-helminth dynamics in a cyclic population of field voles
Author: Gebert, Stephanie Frances
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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Abstract:
A large body of research exists on the helminth parasites that infect rodent hosts. Whereas a number of studies have assessed the importance of ecological factors on the infection levels in host populations, there are very few longitudinal studies of helminths in rodents, where parasitic infections are monitored m individual hosts over a period of time. This thesis uses faecal egg counts to assess the infection status of marked field voles in Kielder forest, UK, and relates the helminth parasites to intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The field vole population undergoes multi-annual cycles and the varying density of the voles directly affects the start and end dates of the breeding season and the survival of voles within the population.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.494091  DOI: Not available
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