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About this book
About this book
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.
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