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Ecological Core Concepts -- Interspecific interactions -- Parasitism and disease

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View Resource A Chilean Mockingbird (Mimus thenca), the primary vector for transmission of mistletoe (Tristerix aphyllus) to host plants in Chile.

The Chilean Mockingbird (Mimus thenca) serves as the primary vector for transmission of mistletoe (Tristerix aphyllus) to its cactus host (Echinopsis chilensis) in Chile. A small proportion of the...

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/03-0261
View Resource A female parasitoid wasp (Euplemus vuilletti) feeds from its host, a beetle larva (Callosobruchus maculatus).

A female parasitoid wasp (Euplemus vuilletti) feeds on its host, a beetle larva (Callosobruchus maculatus), by puncturing the beetle's cuticle with its ovipositor. The wasp creates a feeding tube to...

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View Resource A leaf shows damage caused by necrosis (cell death) and chlorosis (insufficient chlorophyll production) due to a pathogenic fungus.

A leaf shows damage caused by necrosis (cell death) and chlorosis (insufficient chlorophyll production) due to a pathogenic fungus. Such damage reduces the photosynthetic area available to the plant....

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/05-1170
View Resource African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in the bovine tuberculosis control program at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa.

The African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) population in the bovine tuberculosis (bTB) control program at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa was studied in 2000-2001 to investigate how chronic infection...

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/05-0038
View Resource Do Antbirds Help or Hinder Army Ants?

In this activity, students examine the nature of the interaction between army ants and ant-following birds. Ant-following birds benefit from the relationship by staying just ahead of the ants and...

http://tiee.esa.org/vol/v4/issues/figure_sets/army_ants/abst...
View Resource Grassland in the Valle Grande, Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico, near sunrise.

The Valle Grande in the Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico is one of the National Science Foundationís Ecology of Infectious Disease study sites. A recent study examined the role that local...

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View Resource Impact of Cowbird Brood Parasitism on an Avian Community

This data set can be used to determine the effect cowbird brood parasitism has on a songbird population. It includes notes for students as well as instructions for faculty.

http://tiee.esa.org/vol/v1/data_sets/cowbird/cowbird.html
View Resource Jon C. Herron Software: ForensicEA

ForensicEA is an interactive simulation program that lets the user explore the logic of phylogeny reconstruction. The program creates populations of virus particles. The populations evolve by genetic...

http://faculty.washington.edu/herronjc/SoftwareFolder/Forens...
View Resource Limb and digit malformations in long-toed salamanders (Ambystoma macrodactylum) due to injury and parasite infection.

Long-toed salamanders (Ambystoma macrodactylum) exhibit a wide diversity of limb and digit malformations following injury and infection by a trematode parasite (Ribeiroia ondatrae). A recent study...

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http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/0012-9658%282006%...
View Resource Pathways to Scientific Teaching, Chapter 2b of 7: Marine pathology: revealing the oceanís etiology to earthbound students

Students, especially those from the inland parts of a country, tend to have a ďterrestrial-centricĒ view of Earth. For some, exploration of marine ecosystems may occur only during holidays or while...

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