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Conservation Medicine: Ecological Health in Practice

Edited By: A Alosno Aguirre, Richard S Ostfeld, Carol A House, Mary Pearl and Gary M Tabor

407 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #128532 | ISBN: 0195150937
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Focuses on the cross-over between ecosystem, animal and human health, and traces the environmental sources of pathogens and pollutants in order to develop a rounded, interdisciplinary understanding of the ecological causes of changes in human and animal health, and the consequences of diseases to populations and ecological communities.

Conservation Medicine brings together an impressive group of experts from diverse specialties (medicine, veterinary science, conservation biology, epidemiology, parasitology, public health, and others) to examine the links among human health, wildlife health, and ecosystem health. [The book] goes a long way toward teaching us to analyze health problems in ecological context If the book gets the attention it deserves, it will inspire researchers, funders, policy makers, and the general public in both developed and developing countries to become involved in finding collaborative solutions to the conservation crisis. " --Environmental Health Perspectives


FOREWORD: GIANT MOTHS AND DOING NO HARM; PART I: ECOLOGICAL HEALTH AND CHANGE; 1. Introduction; 2. Defining Conservation Medicine; 3. Conservation Medicine: The Birth of Another Crisis Discipline; 4. Biodiversity, Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases; 5. Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Key Role for Conservation Medicine; 6. Effects of Endocrine Disruptors on Human and Wildlife Health; PART II: MONITORING ECOLOGICAL HEALTH; 7. Monitoring the Health and Conservation of Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles and their Ecosystems; 8. Disease Monitoring for the Conservation of Terrestrial Animals; 9. Emergence of Infectious Diseases in Marine Animals; 10. Viruses as Evolutionary Tools to Monitor Population Dynamics; 11. Assessing Stress and Population Genetics through Non-Invasive Means; 12. Animal Behaviour as a Tool in Conservation Biology; PART III: ECOLOGICAL HEALTH AND HUMANS; 13. Global Ecological Health Change and Human Health; 14. Biodiversity and Human Health; 15. Vector Borne Infections and Health Related to Landscape Changes; 16. Ecological Context of Lyme Disease: Biodiversity, Habitat Fragmentation, and Risk of Infection; 17. Zoonotic Infections and Conservation; 18. Chronic Impacts from Toxic Microalgae and Finfish, Shellfish and Human Health; PART IV: IMPLEMENTING CONSERVATION MEDICINE; 19. Ecological Health and Wildlife Disease Management in National Parks; 20. Wildlife Health, Ecosystems and Rural Livelihoods in Botswana; 21. Zoological Parks in Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation; 22. The Mountain Gorilla and Conservation Medicine; 23. Linking Human and Ecosystem Health on the Amazon Frontier; 24. Deer Tick-Transmitted Zoonoses in the Eastern United States; PART V: CONSERVATION MEDICINE AND CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE; 25. Biodiversity in Biomedical Research; 26. Introducing Ecosystem Health Into Undergraduate Medical Education; 27. Ecotourism: Unforseen Impacts on Health; 28. Global Ecological Integrity, Global Change and Public Health; 29. Wildlife Health and Environmental Security: New Challenges and Opportunities

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