Benesh,Daniel P.

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Benesh,Daniel P.
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Place of work: Max Planck Inst for Evolutionary Biology,Dep of Evolutionary Ecology, Plön,Germany
Field of study: Parasites ecology and evolution
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Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

Department of Evolutionary Ecology

August-Thienemann Str. 2

24306 Plön, Germany

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PhD. : 2007 Aquatic Parasitology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

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Evolution and ecology of parasites

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Publications (Journals):

1- Benesh, D.P., Weinreich, F., and Kalbe, M. The relationship between larval size and fitness in the tapeworm Schistocephalus solidus: bigger is better? Oikos, under revision.

2- Benesh, D.P., Chubb, J.C., and Parker, G.A. 2011. Exploitation of the same trophic link favors convergence of larval life history strategies in complex life cycle helminths. Evolution 65: 2286-2299. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01301.x

3- Benesh, D.P. 2011. Intensity-dependent host mortality: what can it tell us about larval growth strategies in complex life cycle helminths? Parasitology 138: 913-925. doi:10.1017/S0031182011000370

4- Benesh, D.P. 2010. What are the evolutionary constraints on larval growth in a trophically-transmitted parasite? Oecologia 162: 599-608. doi: 10.1007/s00442-009-1507-6.

5- Benesh, D.P. 2010. Developmental inflexibility of larval tapeworms in response to resource variation. International Journal for Parasitology 40 (4): 487-497. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2009.10.001

6- Benesh, D.P., Seppälä, O., and Valtonen, E.T. 2009. Acanthocephalan size and sex affect the modification of intermediate host coloration. Parasitology 136 (8): 847-854. doi: 10.1017/S0031182009006180

7- Hasu, T., Benesh, D.P., and Valtonen, E.T. 2009. Differences in parasite susceptibility and cost of resistance in naturally exposed and unexposed host populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22 (4): 699-707. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01704.x

8- Benesh, D.P., Hasu, T., Seppälä, O., and Valtonen, E.T. 2009. Seasonal changes in host phenotype manipulation by an acanthocephalan: time to be transmitted? Parasitology 136 (2): 219-230. doi: 10.1017/S0031182008005271

9- Seppälä, O., Valtonen, E.T., and Benesh, D.P. 2008. Host manipulation by parasites in the world of dead-end predators: adaptation to enhance transmission? Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275: 1611-1615. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2008.0152.

10- Benesh, D.P., Valtonen, E.T., and Seppälä, O. 2008. Multidimentionality and intra-individual variation in host manipulation by an acanthocephalan. Parasitology 135 (5): 617-626. doi: 10.1017/S0031182008004216

11- Benesh, D.P., Kitchen, J., Pulkkinen, K., Hakala, I., and Valtonen, E.T. 2008. The effect of Echinorhynchus borealis (Acanthocephala) infection on the anti-predator behavior of a benthic amphipod. Journal of Parasitology 94 (2): 542-545. doi: 10.1645/GE-1380.1

12- Benesh, D.P., Valtonen, E.T., and Jormalainen, V. 2007. Reduced survival associated with precopulatory mate guarding in male Asellus aquaticus (Isopoda). Annales Zoologici Fennici 44 (6): 425-434.

13- Benesh. D.P. and Valtonen, E.T. 2007. Effects of Acanthocephalus lucii (Acanthocephala) on intermediate host survival and growth: implications for exploitation strategies. Journal of Parasitology 93 (4). 735-741. doi: 10.1645/GE-1093R.1

14- Benesh. D.P. and Valtonen, E.T. 2007. Proximate factors affecting the larval life history of Acanthocephalus lucii (Acanthocephala). Journal of Parasitology 93 (4). 742-749. doi: 10.1645/GE-1094R.1

15- Benesh, D.P. and Valtonen, E.T. 2007. Sexual differences in larval life history traits of acanthocephalan cystacanths. International Journal for Parasitology 37 (2): 191-198. doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2006.10.002

16- Benesh, D.P., Hasu, T., Suomalainen, L.R., Valtonen, E.T., and Tiirola, M. 2006. Reliability of mtDNA in an acanthocephalan: the problem of pseudogenes. International Journal for Parasitology 36 (2): 247-254. doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2005.09.008

17- Benesh, D.P., Duclos, L.M., and Nickol, B.B. 2005. Behavioral response of amphipods harboring Corynosoma constrictum (Acanthocephala) to various components of light. Journal of Parasitology 91 (4): 731-736. doi: 10.1645/GE-440R.1

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Foreign languages proficiency:

-English: Native

-German: Good


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