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Climate change could wipe out a third of parasite species, study finds

smithsonian’s parasite collection
An assortment of specimens from the Smithsonian’s parasite collection. Photograph: Paul Fetters for the Smithsonian Institution/Courtesy of Science Advances

Parasites such as lice and fleas are crucial to ecosystems, scientists say, and extinctions could lead to unpredictable invasions

September 7, 2017 — Climate change could wipe out a third of all parasite species on Earth, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date. Continue reading Climate change could wipe out a third of parasite species, study finds