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|Title:||Establishment of exotic parasites: the origins and characteristics of an avian malaria community in an isolated island avifauna|
|Citation:||Ecology Letters, 2012; 15(10):1112-1119|
|Publisher:||Blackwell Publishing Ltd|
|John G. Ewen, Staffan Bensch, Tim M. Blackburn, Camille Bonneaud, Ruth Brown, Phillip Cassey, Rohan H. Clarke and Javier Pérez-Tris|
|Abstract:||Knowledge of the processes favouring the establishment of exotic parasites is poor. Herein, we test the characteristics of successful exotic parasites that have co-established in the remote island archipelago of New Zealand, due to the introduction of numerous avian host species. Our results show that avian malaria parasites (AM; parasites of the genus Plasmodium) that successfully invaded are more globally generalist (both geographically widespread and with a broad taxonomic range of hosts) than AM parasites not co-introduced to New Zealand. Furthermore, the successful AM parasites are presently more prevalent in their native range than AM parasites found in the same native range but not co-introduced to New Zealand. This has resulted in an increased number and greater taxonomic diversity of AM parasites now in New Zealand.|
|Keywords:||Avian malaria; introduced birds; introduction success; invasive parasites; New Zealand|
|Rights:||© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd/CNRS|
|Appears in Collections:||Earth and Environmental Sciences publications|
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