Wednesday, April 14, 2021



Conservation of Parasites

Donald A. Windsor

Post #35

I recently published this open access item:

    Windsor, Donald A. Letter to the editor: Conservation of parasites. 

    International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 2021 February 9; 14: 137.

Its main message is that parasites harm individual hosts but benefit their hosts by enabling them to survive as a species.

I offer the analogy that taxes harm individual members of society but benefit the society that enables them to survive.

After that, and more thought, I published this longer essay.

    Windsor, Donald A. Differences between conservation of parasites and of hosts.

    SciAesthetics Essays 2021 March 13: 1-4. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13254.80968

Its main message is that when a host is threatened or endangered, remove any parasites that may be contributing to its demise.


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