Cross-continental comparison of parasite communities in a wide-ranging carnivore suggests associations with prey diversity and host density

Astrid V. Stronen*, Barbara Molnar, Paolo Ciucci, Chris T. Darimont, Lorenza Grottoli, Paul C. Paquet, Tim Sallows, Judit E.G. Smits, Heather M. Bryan

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Original languageEnglish
JournalEcology and Evolution
Volume11
Issue number15
Pages (from-to)10338-10352
Number of pages15
ISSN2045-7758
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Canadian Coastal Study Area: We acknowledge the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, the Paquet Family Foundation, the Wilburforce Foundation, the Vancouver Foundation, the Summerlee Foundation, World Wildlife Fund Canada, and the University of Saskatchewan. HMB was supported by a National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship and a Mitacs‐Raincoast Postdoctoral Fellowship. CTD acknowledges support from NSERC during sampling design, collection, and data analyses. Canadian Prairie Study Area: We gratefully acknowledge funding from Parks Canada, Manitoba Conservation's Sustainable Development Innovations Fund, Louisiana Pacific Canada, and World Wildlife Fund Canada. AVS was supported by the Danish Natural Science Research Council (grant 1337‐00007), and a senior postdoctoral fellowship from Insubria University in Varese, Italy. For the YNP, PNALM, and MNP study areas, research was supported by the laboratories of animal physiology, parasitology, and eco‐ethology of the University of Neuchâtel, by the Fondation Gérard Pierre, the Société académique neuchâteloise, and Private donors

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© 2021 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Keywords

  • Canis lupus
  • dietary diversity
  • direct life cycle
  • indirect life cycle
  • noninvasive monitoring
  • population density

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