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Marine Disease Ecology

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By: Donald C Behringer(Editor), Brian R Silliman(Editor), Kevin D Lafferty(Editor)
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With diseases of marine fauna and flora becoming an emergent problem as oceans change, this edited collection surveys the emerging discipline of marine disease ecology
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Whether through loss of habitat or cascading community effects, diseases can shape the very nature of the marine environment. Despite their significant impacts, studies of marine diseases have tended to lag behind their terrestrial equivalents, particularly with regards to their ecological effects. However, in recent decades global research focused on marine disease ecology has expanded at an accelerating rate. This is due in part to increases in disease emergence across many taxa, but can also be attributed to a broader realization that the parasites responsible for disease are themselves important members of marine communities. Understanding their ecological relationships with the environment and their hosts is critical to understanding, conserving, and managing natural and exploited populations, communities, and ecosystems. Courses on marine disease ecology are now starting to emerge and this first textbook in the field will be ideally placed to serve them.

Marine Disease Ecology is suitable for graduate students and researchers in the fields of marine disease ecology, aquaculture, fisheries, veterinary science, evolution and conservation. It will also be of relevance and use to a broader interdisciplinary audience of government agencies, NGOs, and marine resource managers.

Contents

SECTION 1: MARINE INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR ECOLOGICAL ROLES
1: Marine pathogen diversity and disease outcomes, Bateman, Feist, Bignell, Bass and Stentiford
2: Parasites in marine food webs, Mclaughlin, Morton and Lafferty
3: Disease can shape marine ecosystems, Morton, Silliman and Lafferty

SECTION 2: DRIVERS OF MARINE DISEASE
4: Bacteriophage can drive virulence in marine pathogens, Little, Rojas and Rohwer
5: Climate change can drive marine diseases, Burge and Hershberger
6: Pollution can drive marine diseases, Bojko, Lipp, Ford and Behringer
7: Invasions can drive marine disease dynamics, Lohan, Ruiz and Torchin

SECTION 3: DISEASE PROBLEMS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT
8: Disease outbreaks can threaten marine biodiversity, Harvell and Lamb
9: Disease ecology in marine conservation and management, Raymundo, Burge and Lamb
10: Disease in fisheries and aquaculture, Behringer, Wood, Krkosek and Bushek

SECTION 4: WORKING WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASES
11: Diagnosing marine diseases, Frasca, Gast, Bogomolni and Szczepanek
12: Modelling marine diseases, Ben-Horin, Bidegain, de Leo, Groner, Hofmann, McCallum and Powell
13: Future directions for marine disease research, Thurber

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Biography

Donald C. Behringer is an associate professor at the University of Florida (USA) where he holds a joint appointment with Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and the Emerging Pathogens Institute. He received his B.S. in zoology from the University of Florida and his PhD in ecology from Old Dominion University. Research in his lab is focused on the intersection of disease ecology, environmental change, and fishery ecology. Dr Behringer was a 2015-2016 US-UK Fulbright Scholar to the University of Exeter and a 2018 University of Florida Global Fellow.

Brian R. Silliman is the Rachel Carson Professor of Marine Conservation Biology. He holds both B.A. and M.S. degrees from the University of Virginia, and completed his PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University. His teaching and research are focused on community ecology, conservation and restoration, global change, plant-animal interactions, and evolution and ecological consequences of cooperative behaviour.

Kevin D. Lafferty is an ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, which serves the United States by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. He knows little geology, but does some disease ecology and conservation, especially in coastal ecosystems like coral reefs, estuaries, kelp forests, and (preferably) sandy beaches with nice waves. He entered UCSB in 1981 as a freshman and stayed there until they let him become the surf team faculty advisor.


Contributors:
David Bass, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Weymouth Laboratory, UK
Kelly Bateman, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Weymouth Laboratory, UK
John Bignell, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Weymouth Laboratory, UK
Donald Behringer, University of Florida, USA
Gorka Bidegain, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Tal Ben-Horin, University of Rhode Island, USA
Andrea Laura Bogomolni, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
Jamie Bojko, University of Florida, USA
Colleen Burge, University of Maryland, USA
David Bushek, The State University of New Jersey, USA
Stephen Feist, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Weymouth Laboratory, UK
Alex Ford, University of Portsmouth, UK
Salvatore Frasca Jr., University of Florida, USA
Rebecca Gast, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
Maya L. Groner, Prince William Sound Science Center, USA
Drew Harvell, Cornell University, USA
Paul Hershberger, US Geological Survey, USA
Eileen Hofmann, Old Dominion University, USA
Martin Krkosek, University of Toronto, Canada
Kevin Lafferty, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Joleah Lamb, Cornell University, USA
Giulio de Leo, Stanford University, USA
Erin K. Lipp, University of Georgia, USA
Mark Little, SDSU Research Foundation, USA
Katrina Lohan, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA
Hamish McCallum, Griffith University, Australia
John McLaughin, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Dana Morton, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Eric Powell, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Laurie Raymundo, University of Guam, Guam
Forest Rohwer, SDSU Research Foundation, USA
Marisa Rojas, SDSU Research Foundation, USA
Greg Ruiz, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA
Grant Stentiford, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Weymouth Laboratory, UK
Steven M. Szczepanek, University of Connecticut, USA
Rebecca Vega Thurber, Oregon State University, USA
Mark Torchin, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, USA
Chelsea Wood, University of Washington, USA

Textbook New
By: Donald C Behringer(Editor), Brian R Silliman(Editor), Kevin D Lafferty(Editor)
NHBS
With diseases of marine fauna and flora becoming an emergent problem as oceans change, this edited collection surveys the emerging discipline of marine disease ecology
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