Spatiotemporal patterns of avian host–parasite interactions in the face of biogeographical range expansions
A new paper that is just published in Molecular Ecology, demonstrates that host colonisation histories and host- and-parasite community compositions are important drivers of blood parasite (Haemosporidian) prevalence patterns in bird communities of Papua New Guinea and the Canary Islands. The work was led by Kasun Bodawatta on the samples collected by Katerina Sam during her PhD back in 2010. The original molecular work and isolation were done in collaboration with Pavel Munclinger.
Bodawatta, K. H., Synek, P., Bos, N., Garcia‐del‐Rey, E., Koane, B., Marki, P. Z., … & Sam, K. (2020). Spatiotemporal patterns of avian host‐parasite interactions in the face of biogeographical range expansions. Molecular Ecology.