There is a gap between the ecology of health and the concepts supported by international initiatives such as EcoHealth, One Health or Planetary Health; a gap which Biodiversity and Health aims to fill.
Global change is accelerated by problems of growing population, industrialization and geopolitics, and the world's biodiversity is suffering as a result, which impacts both humans and animals. However, Biodiversity and Health offers the unique opportunity to demonstrate how ecological, environmental, medical and social sciences can contribute to the improvement of human health and wellbeing through the conservation of biodiversity and the services it brings to societies.
Biodiversity and Health gives an expansive and integrated overview of the scientific disciplines that contribute to the connection between health and biodiversity, from the evolutionary ecology of infectious and non-infectious diseases to ethics, law and politics.
1. A Brief History on the Links between Health and Biodiversity
2. Biodiversity, Cultural Diversity and Infectious Diseases
3. Loss of Biological Diversity and Emergence of Infectious Diseases
4. Loss of Biodiversity and Emergence of Non-infectious Diseases
5. Anthropogenic Stress
6. Biodiversity Response
7. Animal and Human Pharmacopoeias
9. Ecosystem Services for Health and Biodiversity
10. Biodiversity and Health Scenarios
11. Governance of Biodiversity and Health
12. Ethics, Values and Responsibilities
13. The Role of Law, Justice and Scientific Knowledge in Health and Biodiversity
Serge Morand is the author and co-author of more than 400 publications and book chapters.
Claire Lajaunie is Doctor of law, working on International Environmental Law and its links with regulation regarding health and ethical issues. She is currently involved in research projects in this area focusing on Southeast Asia, working for INSERM (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research) in a research unit dedicated to Infectious and Emerging Tropical Diseases (Aix-Marseille University). She is also interested in the relationships between environmental law, rural development and environmental changes and holds a MSc in Rural Development from the University of London, SOAS.