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Infectious Disease Ecology Effects of Ecosystems on Disease and of Disease on Ecosystems

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ISBN-10: 069112485X

ISBN-13: 9780691124858

Edition: 2008

Authors: Richard S. Ostfeld, Felicia Keesing, Valerie T. Eviner

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News headlines are forever reporting diseases that take huge tolls on humans, wildlife, domestic animals, and both cultivated and native plants worldwide. These diseases can also completely transform the ecosystems that feed us and provide us with other critical benefits, from flood control to water purification. And yet diseases sometimes serve to maintain the structure and function of the ecosystems on which humans depend. Gathering thirteen essays by forty leading experts who convened at the Cary Conference at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in 2005, this book develops an integrated framework for understanding where these diseases come from, what ecological factors influence their…    
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List price: $84.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 2/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.42" wide x 9.17" long x 1.09" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

List of Contributors
Effects of Ecosystems on Disease
Effects of Host Diversity on Disease Dynamics
The Role of Vector Diversity in Disease Dynamics
Understanding Host-Multipathogen Systems: Modeling the Interaction between Ecology and Immunology
Influence of Eutrophication on Disease in Aquatic Ecosystems: Patterns, Processes, and Predictions
Landscape Structure, Disturbance, and Disease Dynamics
Effects of Disease on Ecosystems
Effects of Disease on Keystone Species, Dominant Species, and Their Communities
Red Queen Communities
Invasion Biology and Parasitic Infections
Effects of Disease on Community Interactions and Food Web Structure
Is Infectious Disease Just Another Type of Predator-Prey Interaction?
Microbial Disease in the Sea: Effects of Viruses on Carbon and Nutrient Cycling
Effects of Pathogens on Terrestrial Ecosystem Function
Disease Effects on Landscape and Regional Systems: A Resilience Framework
Research Frontiers in Ecological Systems: Evaluating the Impacts of Infectious Disease on Ecosystems
Management and Applications
The Community Context of Disease Emergence: Could Changes in Predation Be a Key Driver?
The Emergence of Wildlife Disease and the Application of Ecology
Applied Biodiversity Science: Managing Emerging Diseases in Agriculture and Linked Natural Systems Using Ecological Principles
The Ecology of an Infectious Coral Disease in the Florida Keys: From Pathogens to Politics
Infection and Ecology: Calomys callosus, Machupo Virus, and Acute Hemorrhagic Fever
Resolved: Emerging Infections of Humans Can Be Controlled by Ecological Interventions
From Ecological Theory and Knowledge to Application
Educating about Infectious Disease Ecology
Concluding Comments: Frontiers in the Ecology of Infectious Diseases
The Ecology of Infectious Diseases: Progress, Challenges, and Frontiers