Conservation Medicine by A. Alonso Aguirre,Richard S. Ostfeld,Gary M. Tabor,Carol House,Mary C. Pearl

Conservation Medicine
  • Title : Conservation Medicine
  • Author : A. Alonso Aguirre,Richard S. Ostfeld,Gary M. Tabor,Carol House,Mary C. Pearl
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0195348621
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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Conservation medicine is an emerging discipline, focussing on the intersection of ecosystem health, animal health, and human health. Work in the biomedical and veterinary sciences is now being folded into conservation biology; to explore the connections between animal and human health; trace the environmental sources of pathogens and pollutants; develop an understanding of the ecological causes of changes in human and animal health; and understand the consequences of diseases to populations and ecological communities. Conservation Medicine defines this new discipline. It examines ecological health issues from various standpoints, including the emergence and resurgence of infectious disease agents; the increasing impacts of toxic chemicals and hazardous substances; and the health implications of habitat fragmentation and degradation and loss of biodiversity. It will provide a framework to examine the connections between the health of the planet and the health of all species and challenge practitioners and students in the health sciences and natural sciences to think about new, collaborative ways to address ecological health concerns.


Conservation and Development Interventions at the Wildlife/livestock Interface by Steven A. Osofsky

Conservation and Development Interventions at the Wildlife/livestock Interface
  • Title : Conservation and Development Interventions at the Wildlife/livestock Interface
  • Author : Steven A. Osofsky
  • Publisher : IUCN
  • ISBN Code : 9782831708645
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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During a forum held at the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress in South Africa in 2003, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the IUCN SSC Veterinary and Southern Africa Sustainable Use Specialist Groups (VSG and SASUSG) brought together nearly 80 experts from Africa and beyond to develop ways to tackle the immense health-related conservation and development challenges at the wildlife/domestic animal/human interface facing East and Southern Africa today, and tomorrow. This volume focuses on several themes of critical importance to the future of animal agriculture, wildlife, and, of course, people: competition over grazing and water resources, disease mitigation, local and global food security and other potential sources of conflict related to the overall challenges of land-use planning and the pervasive reality of resource constraints. This publication seeks to draw attention to the need to move towards a "one health" perspective - an approach that was the foundation of the discussions in Durban, and a theme pervading these thought-provoking, insightful, and practical Proceedings.


New Directions in Conservation Medicine by A. Alonso Aguirre,Richard Ostfeld,Peter Daszak

New Directions in Conservation Medicine
  • Title : New Directions in Conservation Medicine
  • Author : A. Alonso Aguirre,Richard Ostfeld,Peter Daszak
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199731470
  • Pages : 639
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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New Directions of Conservation Medicine: Applied Cases of Ecological Health covers topics from emerging diseases and toxicants to the EcoHealth/One Health explosion. It challenges the notion that human health is an isolated concern removed from the bounds of ecology and species interactions.


New Directions in Conservation Medicine by A. Alonso Aguirre,Richard Ostfeld,Peter Daszak

New Directions in Conservation Medicine
  • Title : New Directions in Conservation Medicine
  • Author : A. Alonso Aguirre,Richard Ostfeld,Peter Daszak
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199731470
  • Pages : 639
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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New Directions of Conservation Medicine: Applied Cases of Ecological Health covers topics from emerging diseases and toxicants to the EcoHealth/One Health explosion. It challenges the notion that human health is an isolated concern removed from the bounds of ecology and species interactions.


Environmental Health Perspectives by N.A

Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Title : Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy, Volume 7 - E-Book by R. Eric Miller,Murray E. Fowler

Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy, Volume 7 - E-Book
  • Title : Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy, Volume 7 - E-Book
  • Author : R. Eric Miller,Murray E. Fowler
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN Code : 1437719856
  • Pages : 688
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With coverage of current issues and emerging trends, Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Volume 7 provides a comprehensive, all-new reference for the management of zoo and wildlife diseases. A Current Therapy format emphasizes the latest advances in the field, including nutrition, diagnosis, and treatment protocols. Cutting-edge coverage includes topics such as the "One Medicine" concept, laparoscopic surgery in elephants and rhinoceros, amphibian viral diseases, and advanced water quality evaluation for zoos. Editors R. Eric Miller and Murray E. Fowler promote a philosophy of animal conservation, bridging the gap between captive and free-ranging wild animal medicine with chapters contributed by more than 100 international experts. The Current Therapy format focuses on emerging trends, treatment protocols, and diagnostic updates new to the field, providing timely information on the latest advances in zoo and wild animal medicine. Content ranges from drug treatment, nutrition, husbandry, surgery, and imaging to behavioral training. Coverage of species ranges from giraffes, elephants, lions, and orangutans to sea turtles, hellbenders, bats, kakapos, and more. An extensive list of contributors includes recognized authors from around the world, offering expert information with chapters focusing on the latest research and clinical management of captive and free-ranging wild animals. A philosophy of animal conservation helps zoo and wildlife veterinarians fulfill not only the technical aspects of veterinary medicine, but contribute to the overall biological teams needed to rescue many threatened and endangered species from extinction. All content is new, with coverage including coverage of cutting-edge issues such as white-nose disease in bats, updates on Ebola virus in wild great apes, and chytrid fungus in amphibians. Full-color photographs depict external clinical signs for more accurate clinical recognition. Discussions of the "One Medicine" concept include chapters addressing the interface between wildlife, livestock, human, and ecosystem health. New sections cover Edentates, Marsupials, Carnivores, Perrissodactyla, and Camelids. Over 100 new tables provide a quick reference to a wide range of topics. An emphasis on conserving threatened and endangered species globally involves 102 expert authors representing 12 different countries.


Human-Animal Medicine - E-Book by Peter M. Rabinowitz,Lisa A. Conti

Human-Animal Medicine - E-Book
  • Title : Human-Animal Medicine - E-Book
  • Author : Peter M. Rabinowitz,Lisa A. Conti
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN Code : 1437711863
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Human-Animal Medicine is an innovative reference exploring the unprecedented convergence of human, animal, and environmental health, triggering global pandemics and requiring new clinical paradigms. The "One Health" approach calls for greater communication and cooperation between human health care providers, public health professionals, and veterinarians to better address vital issues of emerging diseases and environmental change. This incredibly timely book provides, for the first time, practical guidelines for "One Health" collaborations in a wide range of clinical human-animal health issues, including the H1N1 virus, zoonotic diseases, the human-animal bond, animal allergy, bites and stings, and animals as "sentinels" for toxic environmental health hazards. UNIQUE! For each condition, specific steps human health care providers, veterinarians, and public health professionals must take to prevent and manage disease. UNIQUE! Comparative tables of disease signs, diagnosis and treatment in humans and animals for easy reference. UNIQUE! Guidelines to detect and improve environmental factors affecting the health of humans and animals. Occupational health guidelines for preventive care of animal workers including veterinary personnel, farmers, pet store employees, and zoo workers. Treatment of emerging disease issues including zoonoses, H1N1 virus, harmful algae blooms, and animal-related pesticides UNIQUE! Sample protocols facilitate professional communication between veterinarians, human health clinicians, and public health professionals. Legal and ethical aspects of "One Health" that human health providers and veterinarians need to know.


The Wildlife Techniques Manual by Nova J. Silvy

The Wildlife Techniques Manual
  • Title : The Wildlife Techniques Manual
  • Author : Nova J. Silvy
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421406977
  • Pages : 1136
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Since its original publication in 1960, The Wildlife Techniques Manual has remained the cornerstone text for the professional wildlife biologist. Now fully revised and updated, this seventh edition promises to be the most comprehensive resource on wildlife biology, conservation, and management for years to come. Superbly edited by Nova J. Silvy, the thirty-seven authoritative chapters included in this work provide a full synthesis of methods used in the field and laboratory. Chapter authors, all leading wildlife professionals, explain and critique traditional and new methodologies and offer thorough discussions of a wide range of relevant topics, including: • experimental design • wildlife health and disease • capture techniques • population estimation • telemetry • vegetation analysis • conservation genetics • wildlife damage management • urban wildlife management • habitat conservation planning A standard text in a variety of courses, the Techniques Manual, as it is commonly called, covers every aspect of modern wildlife management and provides practical information for applying the hundreds of methods described in its pages. To effectively incorporate the explosion of new information in the wildlife profession, this latest edition is logically organized into a two-volume set: Volume 1 is devoted to research techniques and Volume 2 focuses on management methodologies. The Wildlife Techniques Manual is a resource that professionals and students in wildlife biology, conservation, and management simply cannot do without. Published in association with The Wildlife Society


Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes by Sharon K. Collinge

Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes
  • Title : Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes
  • Author : Sharon K. Collinge
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 0801895669
  • Pages : 360
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  • Language : English
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Ask airline passengers what they see as they gaze out the window, and they will describe a fragmented landscape: a patchwork of desert, woodlands, farmlands, and developed neighborhoods. Once-contiguous forests are now subdivided; tallgrass prairies that extended for thousands of miles are now crisscrossed by highways and byways. Whether the result of naturally occurring environmental changes or the product of seemingly unchecked human development, fractured lands significantly impact the planet’s biological diversity. In Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes, Sharon K. Collinge defines fragmentation, explains its various causes, and suggests ways that we can put our lands back together. Researchers have been studying the ecological effects of dismantling nature for decades. In this book, Collinge evaluates this body of research, expertly synthesizing all that is known about the ecology of fragmented landscapes. Expanding on the traditional coverage of this topic, Collinge also discusses disease ecology, restoration, conservation, and planning. Not since Richard T. T. Forman's classic Land Mosaics has there been a more comprehensive examination of landscape fragmentation. Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes is critical reading for ecologists, conservation biologists, and students alike.


Proceedings of the Second Western Pacific Sea Turtle Cooperative Research & Management Workshop by N.A

Proceedings of the Second Western Pacific Sea Turtle Cooperative Research & Management Workshop
  • Title : Proceedings of the Second Western Pacific Sea Turtle Cooperative Research & Management Workshop
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Annual Proceedings - American Association of Zoo Veterinarians by N.A

Annual Proceedings - American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
  • Title : Annual Proceedings - American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Managing and Designing Landscapes for Conservation by David B. Lindenmayer,Richard J. Hobbs,R. J. Hobbs

Managing and Designing Landscapes for Conservation
  • Title : Managing and Designing Landscapes for Conservation
  • Author : David B. Lindenmayer,Richard J. Hobbs,R. J. Hobbs
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 587
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The distinctive relationships between landscape change, habitat fragmentation, and biodiversity conservation are highlighted in this original and useful guide to the theory and practice of ecological landscape design. Using original, ecologically based landscape design principles, the text underscores current thinking in landscape management and conservation. It offers a blend of theoretical and practical information that is illustrated with case studies drawn from across the globe. Key insights by some of the world’s leading experts in landscape ecology and conservation biology make Managing and Designing Landscapes for Conservation an essential volume for anyone involved in landscape management, natural resource planning, or biodiversity conservation.


Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine by National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Higher Education and Workforce,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee to Assess the Current and Future Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine

Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine
  • Title : Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine
  • Author : National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Higher Education and Workforce,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee to Assess the Current and Future Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309257441
  • Pages : 334
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  • Language : English
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The U.S. veterinary medical profession contributes to society in diverse ways, from developing drugs and protecting the food supply to treating companion animals and investigating animal diseases in the wild. In a study of the issues related to the veterinary medical workforce, including demographics, workforce supply, trends affecting job availability, and capacity of the educational system to fill future demands, a National Research Council committee found that the profession faces important challenges in maintaining the economic sustainability of veterinary practice and education, building its scholarly foundations, and evolving veterinary service to meet changing societal needs. Many concerns about the profession came into focus following the outbreak of West Nile fever in 1999, and the subsequent outbreaks of SARS, monkeypox, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, highly pathogenic avian influenza, H1N1 influenza, and a variety of food safety and environmental issues heightened public concerns. They also raised further questions about the directions of veterinary medicine and the capacity of public health service the profession provides both in the United States and abroad. To address some of the problems facing the veterinary profession, greater public and private support for education and research in veterinary medicine is needed. The public, policymakers, and even medical professionals are frequently unaware of how veterinary medicine fundamentally supports both animal and human health and well-being. This report seeks to broaden the public's understanding and attempts to anticipate some of the needs and measures that are essential for the profession to fulfill given its changing roles in the 21st century.


One Health by Ronald M. Atlas,Stanley Maloy

One Health
  • Title : One Health
  • Author : Ronald M. Atlas,Stanley Maloy
  • Publisher : ASM Press
  • ISBN Code : 1555818420
  • Pages : 318
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  • Language : English
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Emerging infectious diseases are often due to environmental disruption, which exposes microbes to a different niche that selects for new virulence traits and facilitates transmission between animals and humans. Thus, health of humans also depends upon health of animals and the environment – a concept called One Health. This book presents core concepts, compelling evidence, successful applications, and remaining challenges of One Health approaches to thwarting the threat of emerging infectious disease. Written by scientists working in the field, this book will provide a series of ""stories"" about how disruption of the environment and transmission from animal hosts is responsible for emerging human and animal diseases. • Explains the concept of One Health and the history of the One Health paradigm shift . • Traces the emergence of devastating new diseases in both animals and humans.• Presents case histories of notable, new zoonoses, including West Nile virus, hantavirus, Lyme disease, SARS, and salmonella.• Links several epidemic zoonoses with the environmental factors that promote them.• Offers insight into the mechanisms of microbial evolution toward pathogenicity.• Discusses the many causes behind the emergence of antibiotic resistance.• Presents new technologies and approaches for public health disease surveillance.• Offers political and bureaucratic strategies for promoting the global acceptance of One Health.


Climate Change as a Crisis in World Civilization by Joseph Wayne Smith,David J. C. Shearman,Sandro Positano

Climate Change as a Crisis in World Civilization
  • Title : Climate Change as a Crisis in World Civilization
  • Author : Joseph Wayne Smith,David J. C. Shearman,Sandro Positano
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 362
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  • Language : English
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This study examines the scientific evidence relating to "abrupt" or "dangerous" climate change and explores the social, political, legal, and philosophical significance of this evidence. The authors locate the "climate crisis" within the context of a wider crisis of civilization, consisting of a series of converging threats to human survival.


CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine by Leslie Dierauf,Frances M.D. Gulland

CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine
  • Title : CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine
  • Author : Leslie Dierauf,Frances M.D. Gulland
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781420041637
  • Pages : 1120
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  • Language : English
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CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is the only handbook specifically devoted to marine mammal medicine and health. With 66 contributors working together to craft 45 scientifically-based chapters, the text has been completely revised and updated to contain all the latest developments in this field. Building upon the solid foundation of the previous edition, the contents of this book are light-years ahead of the topics presented in the first edition. See what's new in the Second Edition: Marine mammals as sentinels of ocean health Emerging and resurging diseases Thorough revision of the Immunology chapter Diagnostic imaging chapters to illustrate new techniques Quick reference for venipuncture sites in many marine mammals Unusual mortality events and mass strandings New topics such as a chapter on careers Wider scope of coverage including species outside of the United States and Canada Filled with captivating illustrations and photographs, the Handbook guides you through the natural history of cetaceans, pinnipeds, manatees, sea otters, and polar bears. Prepared in a convenient, easy-to-use format, it is designed specifically for use in the field. Covering more than 40 topics, this one-of-a-kind reference is packed with data. The comprehensive compilation of information includes medicine, surgery, pathology, physiology, husbandry, feeding and housing, with special attention to strandings and rehabilitation. The CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is still a must for anyone interested in marine mammals.


Ecohealth Research in Practice by Dominique F. Charron

Ecohealth Research in Practice
  • Title : Ecohealth Research in Practice
  • Author : Dominique F. Charron
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9781461405177
  • Pages : 282
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  • Language : English
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This book is about doing innovative research to achieve sustainable and equitable change in people’s health and well-being through improved interactions with the environment. It presents experiences from the field of ecosystem approaches to health (or ecohealth research) and some insights and lessons learned. It builds on previous literature, notably Forget (1997), Forget and Lebel (2001), Lebel (2003), and Waltner-Toews et al. (2008). Through case-studies and other contributions by researchers supported by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the book presents evidence of real changes in conditions of people, their health, and the ecosystems that support them. These changes were derived from applications of an ecosystem approach to health in developing regions of the world. The book also illustrates the resulting body of applied, participatory, and action research that improved health and environmental management in developing countries and, in many cases, influenced policies and practices.


Ecology and Animal Health by Jeffrey M. Levengood,Leif Norrgren

Ecology and Animal Health
  • Title : Ecology and Animal Health
  • Author : Jeffrey M. Levengood,Leif Norrgren
  • Publisher : Baltic University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9186189123
  • Pages : 382
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  • Language : English
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Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health by Howard Frumkin

Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health
  • Title : Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health
  • Author : Howard Frumkin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198725914
  • Pages : 360
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  • Language : English
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Human beings have always been affected by their surroundings. There are various health benefits linked to being able to access to nature; including increased physical activity, stress recovery, and the stimulation of child cognitive development. The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health provides a broad and inclusive picture of the relationship between our own health and the natural environment. All aspects of this unique relationship are covered, ranging from disease prevention through physical activity in green spaces to innovative ecosystem services, such as climate change adaptation by urban trees. Potential hazardous consequences are also discussed including natural disasters, vector-borne pathogens, and allergies. This book analyses the complexity of our human interaction with nature and includes sections for example epigenetics, stress physiology, and impact assessments. These topics are all interconnected and fundamental for reaching a full understanding of the role of nature in public health and wellbeing. Much of the recent literature on environmental health has primarily described potential threats from our natural surroundings. The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health instead focuses on how nature can positively impact our health and wellbeing, and how much we risk losing by destroying it. The all-inclusive approach provides a comprehensive and complete coverage of the role of nature in public health, making this textbook invaluable reading for health professionals, students, and researchers within public health, environmental health, and complementary medicine.


Population Ecology in Practice by Brett K. Sandercock

Population Ecology in Practice
  • Title : Population Ecology in Practice
  • Author : Brett K. Sandercock
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470674148
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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A synthesis of contemporary analytical and modeling approaches in population ecology The book provides an overview of the key analytical approaches that are currently used in demographic, genetic, and spatial analyses in population ecology. The chapters present current problems, introduce advances in analytical methods and models, and demonstrate the applications of quantitative methods to ecological data. The book covers new tools for designing robust field studies; estimation of abundance and demographic rates; matrix population models and analyses of population dynamics; and current approaches for genetic and spatial analysis. Each chapter is illustrated by empirical examples based on real datasets, with a companion website that offers online exercises and examples of computer code in the R statistical software platform. Fills a niche for a book that emphasizes applied aspects of population analysis Covers many of the current methods being used to analyse population dynamics and structure Illustrates the application of specific analytical methods through worked examples based on real datasets Offers readers the opportunity to work through examples or adapt the routines to their own datasets using computer code in the R statistical platform Population Ecology in Practice is an excellent book for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in population ecology or ecological statistics, as well as established researchers needing a desktop reference for contemporary methods used to develop robust population assessments.


Introduction to One Health by Sharon L. Deem,Kelly E. Lane-deGraaf,Elizabeth A. Rayhel

Introduction to One Health
  • Title : Introduction to One Health
  • Author : Sharon L. Deem,Kelly E. Lane-deGraaf,Elizabeth A. Rayhel
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119382866
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Introduction to One Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Planetary Health offers an accessible, readable introduction to the burgeoning field of One Health. Provides a thorough introduction to the who, what, where, when, why, and how of One Health Presents an overview of the One Health movement viewed through the perspective of different disciplines Encompasses disease ecology, conservation, and veterinary and human medicine Includes interviews from persons across disciplines important for the success of One Health Includes case studies in each chapter to demonstrate real-world applications


Marine Conservation Ecology by John Roff

Marine Conservation Ecology
  • Title : Marine Conservation Ecology
  • Author : John Roff
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136538380
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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This major textbook provides a broad coverage of the ecological foundations of marine conservation, including the rationale, importance and practicalities of various approaches to marine conservation and management. The scope of the book encompasses an understanding of the elements of marine biodiversity - from global to local levels - threats to marine biodiversity, and the structure and function of marine environments as related to conservation issues. The authors describe the potential approaches, initiatives and various options for conservation, from the genetic to the species, community and ecosystem levels in marine environments. They explore methods for identifying the units of conservation, and the development of defensible frameworks for marine conservation. They describe planning of ecologically integrated conservation strategies, including decision-making on size, boundaries, numbers and connectivity of protected area networks. The book also addresses relationships between fisheries and biodiversity, novel methods for conservation planning in the coastal zone and the evaluation of conservation initiatives.


Understanding and Solving Environmental Problems in the 21st Century by R. Costanza,S.E. Jorgensen

Understanding and Solving Environmental Problems in the 21st Century
  • Title : Understanding and Solving Environmental Problems in the 21st Century
  • Author : R. Costanza,S.E. Jorgensen
  • Publisher : Elsevier Science
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 346
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  • Language : English
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The aim of this book is to encourage integration of the natural and social sciences with the policy and design-making community, and thereby develop a deeper understanding of complex environmental problems. Its fundamental themes are: . integrated modeling and assessment . complex, adaptive, hierarchical systems . ecosystem services . science and decision-making . ecosystem health and human health . quality of life and the distribution of wealth and resources. This book will act as a state of the art assessment of integrated environmental science and its relation to real world problem solving. It is aimed not only at the academic community, but also as a sourcebook for managers, policy makers, and the informed public. It deals both with the state of the science and the level of consensus among scientists on key environmental issues. The concepts underlying this book were developed at the 2nd EcoSummit workshop held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, June, 2000, with active participation from all delegates, and attempts to present their collective view.


Human Health and Forests by Carol J. Pierce Colfer

Human Health and Forests
  • Title : Human Health and Forests
  • Author : Carol J. Pierce Colfer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136563717
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Hundreds of millions of people live and work in forests across the world. One vital aspect of their lives, yet largely unexamined, is the challenge of protecting and enhancing the unique relationship between the health of forests and the health of people. This book, written for a broad audience, is the first comprehensive introduction to the issues surrounding the health of people living in and around forests, particularly in Asia, South America and Africa. Part I is a set of synthesis chapters, addressing policy, public health, environmental conservation and ecological perspectives on health and forests (including women and child health, medicinal plants and viral diseases such as Ebola, SARS and Nipah Encephalitis). Part II takes a multi-lens approach to lead the reader to a more concrete and holistic understanding. It features case studies from around the world that cover important issues such as the links between HIV/AIDS and the forest sector, and between diet and health. Part III looks at the specific challenges to health care delivery in forested areas, including remoteness and the integration of traditional medicine with modern health care. The generous use of boxes with specific examples adds layers of depth to the analyses. The book concludes with a synthesis designed for use by practitioners and policymakers to work with forest dwellers to improve their health and their ecosystems. This book is a vital addition to the knowledge base of all professionals, academics and students working on forests, natural resources management, health and development worldwide. Published with CIFOR and People and Plants International


Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change by Melissa R. Marselle,Jutta Stadler,Horst Korn,Katherine N. Irvine,Aletta Bonn

Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change
  • Title : Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change
  • Author : Melissa R. Marselle,Jutta Stadler,Horst Korn,Katherine N. Irvine,Aletta Bonn
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3030023184
  • Pages : 481
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  • Language : English
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This open access book identifies and discusses biodiversity’s contribution to physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the book identifies the implications of this relationship for nature conservation, public health, landscape architecture and urban planning – and considers the opportunities of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation. This transdisciplinary book will attract a wide audience interested in biodiversity, ecology, resource management, public health, psychology, urban planning, and landscape architecture. The emphasis is on multiple human health benefits from biodiversity - in particular with respect to the increasing challenge of climate change. This makes the book unique to other books that focus either on biodiversity and physical health or natural environments and mental wellbeing. The book is written as a definitive ‘go-to’ book for those who are new to the field of biodiversity and health.


Animal Biodiversity and Emerging Diseases by Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine. Meeting,Julio Vicente Figueroa Millan

Animal Biodiversity and Emerging Diseases
  • Title : Animal Biodiversity and Emerging Diseases
  • Author : Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine. Meeting,Julio Vicente Figueroa Millan
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 404
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  • Language : English
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This volume covers scientific topics from cellular pathogenesis to global pandemics to promote discussion and update researchers, academics, governmental and NGOs representatives, technicians, veterinarians and other professionals from the industry sector interested in tropical veterinary medicine. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit www.nyas.org/membership/main.asp for more information about becoming a member.


World Resource Review by N.A

World Resource Review
  • Title : World Resource Review
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Principles and Obstacles for Sharing Data from Environmental Health Research by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine

Principles and Obstacles for Sharing Data from Environmental Health Research
  • Title : Principles and Obstacles for Sharing Data from Environmental Health Research
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 030937085X
  • Pages : 114
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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On March 19, 2014, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop on the topic of the sharing of data from environmental health research. Experts in the field of environmental health agree that there are benefits to sharing research data, but questions remain regarding how to effectively make these data available. The sharing of data derived from human subjects-making them both transparent and accessible to others-raises a host of ethical, scientific, and process questions that are not always present in other areas of science, such as physics, geology, or chemistry. The workshop participants explored key concerns, principles, and obstacles to the responsible sharing of data used in support of environmental health research and policy making while focusing on protecting the privacy of human subjects and addressing the concerns of the research community. Principles and Obstacles for Sharing Data from Environmental Health Research summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.


Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia by Claire Lajaunie

Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia
  • Title : Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia
  • Author : Claire Lajaunie
  • Publisher : Earthscan Conservation and Development
  • ISBN Code : 9781138232044
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Provides theoretical overviews and challenges for applied research in living resource management, conservation ecology, health ecology and conservation planning in Southeast Asia"--


Virginia Wildlife by N.A

Virginia Wildlife
  • Title : Virginia Wildlife
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Birds, Part B: Sexual Selection, Behavior, Conservation, Embryology and Genetics by Barrie G M Jamieson

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Birds, Part B: Sexual Selection, Behavior, Conservation, Embryology and Genetics
  • Title : Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Birds, Part B: Sexual Selection, Behavior, Conservation, Embryology and Genetics
  • Author : Barrie G M Jamieson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781578084449
  • Pages : 516
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The second part of volume 6 discusses sexual selection of ultraviolet and structural signals; melanins and carotenoids as feather colorants and signals; sexual selection and auditory signaling; odors and chemical signaling; sexual dimorphism; sexual selection, signal selection and the handicap principle; courtship and copulation; sexual conflict and its implications for fitness; intra- and extra-pair paternity; parental care (including cooperative breeding); brood parasitism in birds; applications of reproductive biology to bird conservation and population management; embryogenesis and development; molecular genetics of avian sex determination and gonadal development. Many new illustrations are provided throughout the volume.


Ethnoprimatology by Michel T. Waller

Ethnoprimatology
  • Title : Ethnoprimatology
  • Author : Michel T. Waller
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319304690
  • Pages : 422
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The list of challenges facing nonhuman primates in the 21st century is a long one. The expansion of palm oil plantations to feed a growing consumer class is eating away at ape and monkey habitats in Southeast Asia and Central Africa. Lemurs are hunted for food in the poorest parts of Madagascar while monkeys are used as medicine in Brazil. Traditional cultural beliefs are maintaining demand for animal body parts in West African markets while viral YouTube videos of “cute” and “cuddly” lorises have increased their market value as pets and endangered their populations. These and other issues are addressed in this book by leading researchers in the field of ethnoprimatology, the study of human/nonhuman primate interactions that combines traditional primatological methodologies with cultural anthropology in an effort to better understand the nuances of our economic, ritualistic, and ecologic relationships.


One Health, 2nd Edition by Jakob Zinsstag,Esther Schelling,Lisa Crump,Maxine Whittaker,Marcel Tanner,Craig Stephen

One Health, 2nd Edition
  • Title : One Health, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Jakob Zinsstag,Esther Schelling,Lisa Crump,Maxine Whittaker,Marcel Tanner,Craig Stephen
  • Publisher : CABI
  • ISBN Code : 1789242576
  • Pages : 457
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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One Health, the concept of combined veterinary and human health, has now expanded beyond emerging infectious diseases and zoonoses to incorporate a wider suite of health issues. Retaining its interdisciplinary focus which combines theory with practice, this new edition illustrates the contribution of One Health collaborations to real-world issues such as sanitation, economics, food security and vaccination programmes. It includes more non-infectious disease issues and climate change discussion alongside revised case studies and expanded methodology chapters to draw out implications for practice. Promoting an action-based, solutions-oriented approach, One Health: The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches highlights the lessons learned for both human and animal health professionals and students.


International Conservation Law by Rob Amos

International Conservation Law
  • Title : International Conservation Law
  • Author : Rob Amos
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1000069311
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Through a combination of theoretical and empirical approaches, this book explores the role of international environmental law in protecting and conserving plants. Underpinning every ecosystem on the planet, plants provide the most basic requirements: food, shelter and clear air. Yet the world’s plants are in trouble; a fifth of all plant species are at risk of extinction, with thousands more in perpetual decline. In a unique study of international environmental law, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges and restrictions associated with protecting and conserving plants. Through analysing the relationship between conservation law and conservation practice, the book debates whether the two work symbiotically, or if the law poses more of a hindrance than a help. Further discussion of the law’s response to some of the major threats facing plants, notably climate change, international trade and invasive species, grounds the book in conservation literature. Using case studies on key plant biomes to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the law in practice, the book also includes previously unpublished results of an original empirical study into the correlations between the IUCN Red List and lists of endangered/protected species in international instruments. To conclude, the book looks to the future, considering broader reforms to the law to support the work of conservation practitioners and reshape humanity’s relationships with nature. The book will be of interest to scholars and students working in the field of international environmental law and those interested more broadly in conservation and ecological governance frameworks.


Encyclopedia of Associations by N.A

Encyclopedia of Associations
  • Title : Encyclopedia of Associations
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780787682866
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Conservation Value of Medicinal Plants in the Dominican Republic by Jacob Kheel

Conservation Value of Medicinal Plants in the Dominican Republic
  • Title : Conservation Value of Medicinal Plants in the Dominican Republic
  • Author : Jacob Kheel
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 190
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  • Language : English
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Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation by Essam Yassin Mohammed

Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation
  • Title : Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation
  • Author : Essam Yassin Mohammed
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135006636
  • Pages : 270
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Marine and coastal resources provide millions of people with their livelihoods, such as fishing and tourism, and a range of critical additional ‘ecosystem services’, from biodiversity and culture to carbon storage and flood protection. Yet across the world, these resources are fast-diminishing under the weight of pollution, land clearance, coastal development, overfishing, natural disasters and climate change. This book shows how economic instruments can be used to incentivize the conservation of marine and coastal resources. It is shown that traditional approaches to halt the decline focus on regulating against destructive practices, but to little effect. A more successful strategy could be to establish schemes such as payments for ecosystem services (PES), or incorporate an element of financial incentives into existing regulatory mechanisms. Examples, both terrestrial and marine, from across the world suggest that PES can work to protect both livelihoods and environments. But to succeed, it is shown that these schemes must be underpinned by robust research, clear property rights, sound governance structures, equitable benefit sharing, and sustainable finance. Case studies are included from south and east Asia, Latin America, Africa and Australia. The book explores the prospects and challenges, and draws lessons from PES and PES-like programmes from across the globe.


Annales zoologici Fennici by N.A

Annales zoologici Fennici
  • Title : Annales zoologici Fennici
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Land Use Change in Hawaii, 1950-2000 by Kyra Springer Naumoff

Land Use Change in Hawaii, 1950-2000
  • Title : Land Use Change in Hawaii, 1950-2000
  • Author : Kyra Springer Naumoff
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 128
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  • Language : English
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Hunter and Hunted by Senior Principal Officer Nerc Hans Kruuk,Hans Kruuk

Hunter and Hunted
  • Title : Hunter and Hunted
  • Author : Senior Principal Officer Nerc Hans Kruuk,Hans Kruuk
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521891097
  • Pages : 246
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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