Jason Lambden and Pieter T. J. Johnson Quantifying the biomass of parasites to understand their role in aquatic communities Ecology and Evolution 3
By infecting multiple hosts and acting as a food resource, parasites can affect food-webs and ecosystem energy transfer. We developed an approach to quantify parasite biomass and applied it to 12 species representing >10,000 individuals. This method will facilitate future investigations into the ecological significance of parasites, particularly with respect to ecosystem energetics.
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