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Arctic One Health Challenges for Northern Animals and People

By: Morton Tryland(Editor)
573 pages, 94 colour & 8 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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This multidisciplinary book discusses the manifold challenges arctic marine and terrestrial wildlife, ecosystems and people face these times. Major health threats caused by the consequences of climate change, environmental pollution and increasing tourism in northern regions around the globe are explored. The most common infectious diseases in wild and domesticated arctic animals are reviewed and the impact they could have on circumpolar ecosystems as well as on the lives of arctic people are profoundly discussed. Moreover, the book reviews arctic hunting, herding and food conservation strategies and introduces veterinary medicine in remote indigenous communities.

Arctic One Health is authored by experts based in arctic regions spanning from North America over Europe to Asia to cover a broad range of topics and perspectives. The book addresses researchers in Veterinary Medicine, Ecology, Microbiology and Anthropology. The book contributes towards achieving the UN Sustainable Developmental Goals, in particular SDG 15, Life on Land.


1. The arctic region and its inhabitants
2. A holistic approach to One Health in the Arctic
3. Seasonal animal migrations and the Arctic

Major health threats to Arctic animals and people
4. Climate change in northern regions
5. Loss of untouched land
6. Arctic ecosystems, wildlife and man - threats from persistent organic pollutants and mercury
7. Oil spills in the Arctic 8 Nuclear radiation

Arctic zoonoses - diseases transmitted from animals to man
9. Rabies in the Arctic
10. Brucellosis in the Arctic and northern regions
11. Anthrax in the north
12. Cystic and alveolar echinococcosis
13. Toxoplasmosis in northern regions
14. Trichinella spp. in the north
15. Cryptosporidiosis and giardiosis in the Arctic: increasing threats in a warmer world?
16. Erysipelas in the Arctic and northern regions
17. Tularemia in the Arctic
18. Orthohantavirus in the Arctic - presence and future
19. Zoonotic marine helminths: anisakid nematodes and diphyllobothriid cestodes
20. Parapoxvirus infections in norhtern species and populations

Harvesting the Arctic - potential health threats for Arctic people
21. Hunting with lead ammunition - a One Health perspective
22. Traditional conservation methods and food habits in the Arctic

Working with Arctic communities
23. Wildlife health surveillance in the Arctic
24. Dogs and people - providing veterinary services to remote Arctic communities
25. Semi-domesticated reindeer, health and animal welfare

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Dr Morten Tryland is a professor in veterinary medicine - infection biology. After a period of clinical veterinary practice, he transitioned to research in virology and wildlife diseases. He has worked for 30 years in northern and arctic regions with infectious diseases, zoonoses, wildlife reservoirs and disease transmission in populations. He has been a member of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (Panel on Biological Hazards) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Panel on Biological Hazards), and he is currently the Norwegian editor of the scientific journal Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica. Although Dr Tryland has been involved in several research projects in Southeast African countries, he has spent most of his research career investigating infectious diseases and zoonoses in arctic wildlife and semi-domesticated reindeer. He has led or participated in projects addressing how infectious agents impact humans and wildlife in the vulnerable northern ecosystems in Alaska, Canada, Iceland and Fennoscandia, including the Svalbard Archipelago. He has spent a sabbatical period at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, and at East Iceland Nature Research Centre, Egilsstadir, Iceland. Dr Tryland recently started in a new position, as a professor in One Health at Inland Norway University of Life Sciences, Koppang, Norway.


By: Morton Tryland(Editor)
573 pages, 94 colour & 8 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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