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dc.contributor.authorSalzer, Johanna S.
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Darin S.
dc.contributor.authorNewkirk, Amanda Jo Williams
dc.contributor.authorLang, Stefanie
dc.contributor.authorPeterhans, Julian Kerbis
dc.contributor.authorRwego, Innocent B.
dc.contributor.authorOckers, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Thomas R.
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-06T10:40:17Z
dc.date.available2022-02-06T10:40:17Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationSalzer, J. S., Carroll, D. S., Williams-Newkirk, A. J., Lang, S., Peterhans, J. K., Rwego, I. B., ... & Gillespie, T. R. (2015). Effects of anthropogenic and demographic factors on patterns of parasitism in African small mammal communities. Parasitology, 142(3), 512-522.https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182014001450en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/1968
dc.description.abstractHabitatdisturbance oftenresults in alterations in community structure of smallmammals.Additionally, the parasitesharboured by these small mammals may be impacted by environmental changes or indirectly affected by changes in available hosts. To improve our understanding of this interplay, we examined the patterns of parasitism in small mammal communities from a variety of habitats in forested Uganda. Small mammals were collected from areas experiencing variable habitat disturbance, host densityandspecies richness.The analysis focusedon3most abundant rodent species,Lophuromys aquilus,Praomys jacksoni and Hylomyscus stella, and a diverse group of parasites they harbour. The impact of various habitat and host community factors on parasite prevalence was examined using linear regression and Spearman’s rank-order correlation. We further investigated the parasite communities associated with each individual using correspondence analysis. We determined that, parasite prevalence and richness may be occasionally influenced by community and habitat factors, but taxonomy is a driving force in influencing the parasite community harboured by an individual host. Ultimately, applying general principles across a broad range of disturbance levels and diverse host communities needs to be approached with caution in complex communities.en_US
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dc.publisherParasitologyen_US
dc.subjectectoparasites, fleas, Giardia, Kibale National Park, lice, mites, Praomys, rodent, ticks, trypanosome.en_US
dc.titleEffects of anthropogenic and demographic factors on patterns of parasitism in African small mammal communitiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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