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- PerezâHeydrich, Carolina; Oli, Madan K.; Brown, Mary B.
- Oikos 2012 v.121 no.3 pp. 377-388
- Gopherus polyphemus; at-risk population; chronic diseases; hosts; infectious diseases; models; mortality; population dynamics; respiratory tract diseases; wildlife diseases; wildlife management
- ... Despite a heightened interest regarding the role of infectious diseases in wildlife conservation, few studies have explicitly addressed the impacts of chronic, persistent diseases on longâterm host population dynamics. Using mycoplasmal upper respiratory tract disease (URTD) within natural gopher tortoise Gopherus polyphemus populations as a model system, we investigated the influence of chronic ...