Defuse the dilution effect debate

Debate surrounding the dilution effect hypothesis in disease ecology has reached such intensity that it is stymying further research. Yet collaborative progress is important for human health and biodiversity conservation.

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Halsey, S. Defuse the dilution effect debate. Nat Ecol Evol 3, 145–146 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0764-3

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