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dc.contributor.authorHarmon, A
dc.contributor.authorLittlewood, DTJ
dc.contributor.authorWood, CL
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-15T11:45:38Z
dc.date.available2019-07-15T11:45:38Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-04
dc.date.submitted2019-07-10
dc.identifier.citationHarmon, A., D. T. J. Littlewood, et al. (2019). "Parasites lost: using natural history collections to track disease change across deep time." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17(3): 157-166.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1540-9295
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/fee.2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622544
dc.description.abstractRecent decades have brought countless outbreaks of infectious disease among wildlife. These events appear to be increasing in frequency and magnitude, but to objectively evaluate whether ecosystems are experiencing rising rates of disease, scientists require historical data on disease abundance. Specimens held in natural history collections represent a chronological archive of life on Earth and may, in many cases, be the only available source of data on historical disease patterns. It is possible to extract information on past disease rates by studying trace fossils (indirect fossilized evidence of an organism's presence or activity, including coprolites or feces), sequencing ancient DNA of parasites, and examining sediment samples, mummified remains, study skins (preserved animal skins prepared by taxidermy for research purposes), liquid‐preserved hosts, and hosts preserved in amber. Such use of natural history collections could expand scientific understanding of parasite responses to environmental change across deep time (that is, over the past several centuries), facilitating the development of baselines for managing contemporary wildlife disease.en_US
dc.publisherEcological Society of Americaen_US
dc.rightsclosedAccessen_US
dc.titleParasites lost: using natural history collections to track disease change across deep timeen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1540-9309
dc.identifier.journalFRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENTen_US
dc.identifier.volume17en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.startpage157 - 166en_US
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elements.import.authorHarmon, Aen_US
elements.import.authorLittlewood, DTJen_US
elements.import.authorWood, CLen_US
dc.description.nhm© The Ecological Society of America. The Author may post the work in a publicly accessible form on his/her personal or home institution's webpages. Full text available 10.1002/fee.2017. The attached file is the published pdf.en_US
dc.subject.nhmDisease ecologyen_US
dc.subject.nhmAncient DNA sequencingen_US
dc.subject.nhmImaging technologyen_US
dc.subject.nhmHistorical disease dataen_US
dc.subject.nhmNatural resources managementen_US
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