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Reprinted from HYDROBIOLOGIA, 2002.
The Ecology and Etiology of Newly Emerging Marine Diseases is a unique contribution to an entirely new field of scientific investigation. For the first time, material presented in this book identifies patterns and trends in the abundance and distribution of disease phenomena in the marine environment. These patterns have gone unrecognised and undetected in the past because the literature in this field is so widely scattered. The book is both interdisciplinary and synthetic. Studies in this book unequivocally link marine diseases to global climate change. The book changes our perspective on the major controls over the population dynamics of marine organisms. Papers in this volume clearly identify the intimate connection between public health and environmental health for marine-borne diseases such as cholera and human enteroviruses.
Preface. Patterns of spread of coral disease in the Florida Keys; J.W. Porter, et al. White-band disease and the changing face of Caribbean coral reefs; R.B. Aronson, W.F. Precht. Quantitative assessment of coral diseases in the Florida Keys: strategy and methodology; D.L. Santavy, et al. Yellow band and dark spot syndromes in Caribbean corals: distribution, rate of spread, cytology, and effects on abundance and division rate of zooxanthellae; J. Cervino, et al. Stony coral diseases observed in southwestern Caribbean reefs; J. Garzon-Ferreira, et al. Integrating microbiological, microsensor, molecular, and physiologic techniques in the study of coral disease pathogenesis; L.L. Richardson, et al. Laboratory models for the study of coral pathologies; E.P. Scully, et al. Coral bleaching and disease: contributors to 1998 mass mortality in Briareum asbestinum (Octocorallia, Gorgonacea); D. Harvell, et al. Characterization of Aspergillus sydowii (Thom et Church), a fungal pathogen of Caribbean sea fan corals; A.P. Alker, et al. Disease in Zoanthids: dynamics in space and time; A. Acosta. Microbial disease causation in marine invertebrates: problems, practices, and future prospects; K.B. Ritchie, et al. Marine ecosystems and cholera; R. Colwell, A. Huq. Seasonal and interannual cycles of endemic cholera in Bengal 1891-1940 in relation to climate and geography; M.J. Bouma, M. Pascual. Vibrio cholerae in recreational beach waters and tributaries of Southern California; S.C. Jiang. Occurrence and distribution of the human pathogen Vibrio vulnificus in a subtropical Gulf of Mexico estuary; E.K. Lipp, et al. Enteroviruses detected by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction from the coastal waters of Santa Monica Bay, California: low correlation to bacterial indicator levels; R.T. Noble, J.A. Fuhrman. Demographic, landscape, and meteorological factors controlling the microbial pollution of coastal waters; M.A. Mallin, et al. Modeling studies of the effect of climate variability on MSX disease in eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) populations; E. Hofmann, et al. How are climate and marine biological outbreaks functionally linked? M.L. Hayes, et al. Mycoses in red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) caused by two deuteromycete fungi (Penicillium corylophilum and Cladosporium sphaerospermum); R.B. Blaylock, et al.