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[Parasitology] Modeling host-parasite dynamics

Dalby, James AL:EX via parasite%40net.bio.net (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
> Hello:
> 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
> Phone: (250) 387-9687
> Fax: (250) 356-0358
> http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/fisheries/index.htm
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