New paper! "Migration strategy and pathogen risk: non-breeding distribution drives malaria prev

Great new paper by Nicholas Clark on malaria parasites in migratory waders! Nick has recently submitted his PhD thesis - congratulations Nick, great effort! The abstract and link are below. Clark, N. J., Clegg, S. M. and Klaassen, M. (2016). Migration strategy and pathogen risk: non-breeding distribution drives malaria prevalence in migratory waders. Oikos (online early; doi: 10.1111/oik.03220) (link). ABSTRACT: Pathogen exposure has been suggested as one of the factors shaping the myriad of migration strategies observed in nature. Two hypotheses relate migration strategies to pathogen infection: the ‘avoiding the tropics hypothesis’ predicts that pathogen prevalence and transmission increas

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