About this book
Focuses on how human health is affected by global ecosystem changes, covering such topics as global climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, water resources management, and ecology and infectious disease.
Contents: List of Contributors Foreword, by Carlos Morel Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction: How to Use This Book Purpose The Target Audience Multiple Ways to Use the Chapters Electronic References and Information Literacy The Format of Suggested Study Projects Conclusion PART I: APPROACHES 1 Information on Issues of Global Change, by Erika G. Feulner 2 Epidemiological Study Designs, by Alfred A. Buck and Joan L. Aron 3 Geographical Information Sysytems, by Joan L. Aron and Gregory E. Glass 4 The Science/Policy Interface, by Jonathan M. Samet 5 Integrated Assessment, Joan L. Aron, J. Hugh Ellis, and Benjamin F. Hobbs PART II: ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES 6 Human Populations in the Shared Environment, by Dennis C. Pirages, Paul J. Runci, and Robert H. Sprinkle 7 The Changing Chemistry of Earth's Atmosphere, by Steven A. Lloyd 8 An Earth Science Perspective on Global Change, by George W. Fisher 9 Water Resources Management, by Nicolaas J. P. M. de Groot 10 Ecology and Infectious Disease, by Mark L. Wilson PART III: CASE STUDIES 11 Cholera and Global Ecosystems, by Anwar Huq, R. Bradley Sack, and Rita R. Colwell 12 Malaria and Global Ecosystem Change, by Joan L. Aron, Clive J. Shiff, and Alfred J. Buck 13 Global Climate Change and Air Pollution: Interactions and Their Effects on Human Health, by Jonathan A. Patz and John M. Balbus 14 Too Little, Too Much: How the Quantity of Water Affetcs Human Health, by Les Roberts, Ulisses E.C. Confalonieri, and Joan L. Aron A Stimulating Inquiry: Textbooks and Information Literacy in the Internet Environment, by Erika G. Feulner B The Resource Center, compiled by Erika G. Feulner List of Abbreviations Glossary, by Joan L. Aron and Mark L. Wilson Index
Joan L. Aron, Ph.D. is president of Science Communication Studies and an associate in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Jonathan A. Patz, M.D., M.P.H. is an assistant professor and director of the Program on Health Effects of Global Environmental Change in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.