Ecoimmunology

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The role of parasites and pathogens in the evolution of life history traits is of increasing interest to both ecologists and evolutionary biologists. Immunology, which was once studied almost exclusively by immunologists, has become an important area of proximate investigation to animal physiologists as a means for understanding changes in disease susceptibility and the neural and neuroendocrine mechanisms that mediate these changes. The coalescence of these different perspectives has given rise to the field of ecological immunology, an interdisciplinary research field that examines interactions among host physiology and disease ecology in a wide range of environmentally relevant contexts. The goal of ecological immunology is to understand immune function in the context of life-history traits across a wide range of organisms. Research within the field combines diverse approaches from a wide range of scientific disciplines including evolution, ecology, and life history theory to endocrinology, neuroscience, molecular biology, and behavior. This book critically reviews recent advances in the discipline of ecoimmunology. Chapters are written by experts in their respective fields and cover diverse topics including how environmental factors can affect host immune function, the complex dynamics among host immunity, pathogen prevalence and disease susceptibility, and the physiological mechanisms that lead to adaptive changes in immune responses. By integrating analyses of immune system function within animal biology, investigators will gain will gain a more comprehensive and satisfying understanding of organism-environment interactions at both ultimate and proximate levels of analysis.
The role of parasites and pathogens in the evolution of life history traits is of increasing interest to both ecologists and evolutionary biologists. Immunology, which was once studied almost exclusively by immunologists, has become an important area of proximate investigation to animal physiologists as a means for understanding changes in disease susceptibility and the neural and neuroendocrine mechanisms that mediate these changes. The coalescence of these different perspectives has given rise to the field of ecological immunology, an interdisciplinary research field that examines interactions among host physiology and disease ecology in a wide range of environmentally relevant contexts. The goal of ecological immunology is to understand immune function in the context of life-history traits across a wide range of organisms. Research within the field combines diverse approaches from a wide range of scientific disciplines including evolution, ecology, and life history theory to endocrinology, neuroscience, molecular biology, and behavior. This book critically reviews recent advances in the discipline of ecoimmunology. Chapters are written by experts in their respective fields and cover diverse topics including how environmental factors can affect host immune function, the complex dynamics among host immunity, pathogen prevalence and disease susceptibility, and the physiological mechanisms that lead to adaptive changes in immune responses. By integrating analyses of immune system function within animal biology, investigators will gain will gain a more comprehensive and satisfying understanding of organism-environment interactions at both ultimate and proximate levels of analysis.
1. Introduction to ecoimmunology
Gregory E. Demas and Randy J. Nelson
Indiana University and the Ohio State University

2. Life history evolution, hormones, and avian immune function
Dawn M. O'Neal and Ellen D. Ketterson
Indiana University

3. Sickness behavior in vertebrates: Allostasis, life-history modulation,
and hormonal regulation
Noah T. Ashley and John C. Wingfield
University of Alaska, Anchorage and University of California, Davis

4. Amphibian Immunity: Staying in tune with the environment
Louise Rollins-Smith and Douglas Woodhams
Vanderbilt University

5. Immunity in primates within a psychosocial and life span perspective
Chris Coe
University of Wisconsin

6. Maternal modulation of offspring immune function in vertebrates
Dennis Hasselquist, Michael Tobler and Jan-Åke Nilsson
Lund University

7. Tradeoffs limiting MHC heterozygosity
Jason L. Kubinak, Adam C. Nelson, James S. Ruff and Wayne K. Potts
University of Utah

8. The energetics of immunity: Mechanisms of trade-offs in ecoimmunology
Gregory Demas, Timothy Greives, Emily Chester and Susannah French
Indiana University, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and Utah State University

9. Neuroendocrine mechanisms of seasonal changes in immune function
Zachary M. Weil and Randy J. Nelson
The Ohio State University

10. Pineal gland and circulatory melatonin in regulation of immune status of seasonally breeding mammals
C. Haldar, S. Gupta, S. Rai, R. Ahmed and R. Yadav
Banaras Hindu University

11. Environmental challenges and the neuroendocrine mechanisms of stress-induced modulation of host resistance to microbial infection
Jacqueline W. Mays, Nicole D. Powell, Michael T. Bailey and John F. Sheridan
The Ohio State University

12. Inflammation and behavior
Keith W. Kelley, Arnaud Aubert and Robert Dantzer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and DESCO, Faculté des Sciences

13. The importance of physiology for ecoimmunlogy: Lessons from the insects
Shelley Adamo
Dalhousie University

14. Interactions between host social behavior, physiology, and disease susceptibility: the role of social context
Bonnie Fairbanks and Dana Hawley
Virginia Tech University

15. Sexual selection and parasites: Do mechanisms matter?
Anne C. Jacobs and Marlene Zuk
University of California, Riverside

16. Sex differences in immune responses to viruses
Dionne P. Robinson and Sabra L. Klein
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

17. Immunopathology in ecological immunology
E Rhiannon Pursall and Jens Rolff
University of Sheffield

18. The evolutionary ecology of infectious disease virulence
Lars Råberg and Martin Stjernman
Lund University

19. Evolutionary genetics of infectious disease
Paul Schmid-Hempel
ETH Zurich
The role of parasites and pathogens in the evolution of life history traits is of increasing interest to both ecologists and evolutionary biologists. Immunology, which was once studied almost exclusively by immunologists, has become an important area of proximate investigation to animal physiologists as a means for understanding changes in disease susceptibility and the neural and neuroendocrine mechanisms that mediate these changes. The coalescence of these different perspectives has given rise to the field of ecological immunology, an interdisciplinary research field that examines interactions among host physiology and disease ecology in a wide range of environmentally relevant contexts. The goal of ecological immunology is to understand immune function in the context of life-history traits across a wide range of organisms. Research within the field combines diverse approaches from a wide range of scientific disciplines including evolution, ecology, and life history theory to endocrinology, neuroscience, molecular biology, and behavior.

This book critically reviews recent advances in the discipline of ecoimmunology. Chapters are written by experts in their respective fields and cover diverse topics including how environmental factors can affect host immune function, the complex dynamics among host immunity, pathogen prevalence and disease susceptibility, and the physiological mechanisms that lead to adaptive changes in immune responses. By integrating analyses of immune system function within animal biology, investigators will gain will gain a more comprehensive and satisfying understanding of organism-environment interactions at both ultimate and proximate levels of analysis.

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