Luther van der Mescht
Luther van der Mescht
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Life history strategy influences parasite responses to habitat fragmentation
G Froeschke, L van der Mescht, M McGeoch, S Matthee
International Journal for Parasitology 43 (14), 1109-1118, 2013
Comparative phylogeography between two generalist flea species reveal a complex interaction between parasite life history and host vicariance: parasite-host association matters
L Van der Mescht, S Matthee, CA Matthee
BMC Evolutionary Biology 15 (1), 1-15, 2015
Range expansion of the economically important Asiatic blue tick, Rhipicephalus microplus, in South Africa
N Nyangiwe, IG Horak, L Van der Mescht, S Matthee
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 88 (1), 1-7, 2017
Biogeography of parasite abundance: latitudinal gradient and distance decay of similarity in the abundance of fleas and mites, parasitic on small mammals in the Palearctic, at …
L van der Mescht, EM Warburton, IS Khokhlova, M Stanko, MV Vinarski, ...
International journal for Parasitology 48 (11), 857-866, 2018
Remnant fragments within an agricultural matrix enhance conditions for a rodent host and its fleas
L Van der Mescht, PC Le Roux, S Matthee
Parasitology 140 (3), 368-377, 2013
Mathematics of a model for Zika transmission dynamics
YA Terefe, H Gaff, M Kamga, L van der Mescht
Theory in Biosciences 137, 209-218, 2018
Ectoparasite diversity on rodents at De hoop nature reserve, western cape province
S Matthee, IG Horak, L Van der Mescht, EA Ueckermann, FGT Radloff
African Zoology 45 (2), 213-224, 2010
New taxonomic and evolutionary insights relevant to the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis: A geographic perspective
L Van der Mescht, S Matthee, CA Matthee
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 155, 106990, 2021
The influence of life history characteristics on flea (Siphonaptera) species distribution models
L Van der Mescht, PC Le Roux, CA Matthee, MJ Raath, S Matthee
Parasites & Vectors 9 (1), 1-10, 2016
Phylogenetic and compositional diversity are governed by different rules: a study of fleas parasitic on small mammals in four biogeographic realms
BR Krasnov, GS Shenbrot, L van der Mescht, EM Warburton, ...
Ecography 42 (5), 1000-1011, 2019
Drivers of compositional turnover are related to species’ commonness in flea assemblages from four biogeographic realms: zeta diversity and multi-site generalised dissimilarity …
BR Krasnov, GI Shenbrot, L van der Mescht, IS Khokhlova
International journal for parasitology 50 (4), 331-344, 2020
Species and site contributions to β-diversity in fleas parasitic on the Palearctic small mammals: ecology, geography and host species composition matter the most
BR Krasnov, GI Shenbrot, EM Warburton, L Van Der Mescht, EN Surkova, ...
Parasitology 146 (5), 653-661, 2019
Body size and ecological traits in fleas parasitic on small mammals in the Palearctic: larger species attain higher abundance
EN Surkova, EM Warburton, L van der Mescht, IS Khokhlova, BR Krasnov
Oecologia 188, 559-569, 2018
Body size distribution in flea communities harboured by Siberian small mammals as affected by host species, host sex and scale: scale matters the most
EN Surkova, NP Korallo-Vinarskaya, MV Vinarski, L van der Mescht, ...
Evolutionary Ecology 32, 643-662, 2018
Sexual size dimorphism and sex ratio in arthropod ectoparasites: contrasting patterns at different hierarchical scales
EN Surkova, NP Korallo-Vinarskaya, MV Vinarski, M Stanko, ...
International journal for parasitology 48 (12), 969-978, 2018
The diversity and distribution of chigger mites associated with rodents in the South African savanna
S Matthee, AA Stekolnikov, L van Der Mescht, G Froeschke, S Morand
Parasitology 147 (9), 1038-1047, 2020
Host range and distribution of small mammal fleas in S outh A frica, with a focus on species of medical and veterinary importance
L Van der Mescht, S Matthee
Medical and Veterinary Entomology 31 (4), 402-413, 2017
Community structure of fleas within and among populations of three closely related rodent hosts: nestedness and beta-diversity
L Van Der Mescht, BR Krasnov, CA Matthee, S Matthee
Parasitology 143 (10), 1268-1278, 2016
Do the pattern and strength of species associations in ectoparasite communities conform to biogeographic rules?
BR Krasnov, GI Shenbrot, NP Korallo-Vinarskaya, MV Vinarski, ...
Parasitology research 118, 1113-1125, 2019
A genetic perspective on the taxonomy and evolution of the medically important flea, Dinopsyllus ellobius (Siphonaptera: Dinopsyllinae), and the resurrection of Dinopsyllus abaris
L Mescht, S Matthee, CA Matthee
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116, 541-557, 2015
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