3 Works

Data from: An ecological approach to measuring the evolutionary consequences of gene flow from crops to wild or weedy relatives

Lesley G. Campbell, David Lee, Kruti Shukla, Thomas A. Waite, Detlef Bartsch & Norman C. Ellstrand
Premise of the study: Agricultural practices routinely create opportunities for crops to hybridize with wild relatives, leading to crop gene introgression into wild genomes. Conservationists typically worry this introgression could lead to genetic homogenization of wild populations, over and above the central concern of transgene escape. Alternatively, viewing introgression as analogous to species invasion, we suggest that increased genetic diversity may likewise be an undesirable outcome. Methods: Here, we compare the sensitivity of conventional population...

Data from: Your infections are what you eat: how host ecology shapes the helminth parasite communities of lizards

Tommy L.F. Leung, Janet Koprivnikar & Tommy L. F. Leung
1. Understanding how parasite communities are assembled, and the factors that influence their richness, can improve our knowledge of parasite-host interactions and help to predict the spread of infectious diseases. Previous comparative analyses have found significant influences of host ecology and life history, but focused on a few select host taxa. 2. Host diet and habitat use play key roles in the acquisition of parasitic helminths as many are trophically-transmitted, making these attributes potentially key...

Data from: A scoping review of published literature on chikungunya virus

Mariola Mascarenhas, Sophiya Garasia, Philippe Berthiaume, Tricia Corrin, Judy Greig, Victoria Ng, Ian Young & Lisa Waddell
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) has caused several major epidemics globally over the last two decades and is quickly expanding into new areas. Although this mosquito-borne disease is self-limiting and is not associated with high mortality, it can lead to severe, chronic and disabling arthritis, thereby posing a heavy burden to healthcare systems. The two main vectors for CHIKV are Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito); however, many other mosquito species have been described as...

Registration Year

  • 2018

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Ryerson University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • University of New England