This book is a timely statement of the areas of disease ecology where most progress is likely to be made in future. ( Keith Day and Brian Rushton, THES)
'For those less familiar with infectious diseases the book provides fascinating insights into their ecological context..we would recommend it to any ecology student.' ( Keith Day and Brian Rushton The Times Higher Education Supplement)
'This book should be invaluable for advanced undergraduate teaching, and gives a fresh range of subjects to choose from.' ( Des Thompson, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 37:3)
Many infectious diseases of recent concern, including malaria, cholera, plague, and Lyme disease, have emerged from complex ecological communities, involving multiple hosts and their associated parasites. Several of these diseases appear to be influenced by human impacts on the environment, such as intensive agriculture, clear-cut forestry, and habitat loss and fragmentation; such environmental impacts may affect many species that occur at trophic levels below or above the host community. These observations suggest that the prevalence of both human and wildlife diseases may be altered in unanticipated ways by changes in the structure and composition of ecological communities. Predicting the epidemiological ramifications of such alteration in community composition will require strengthening the current union between community ecology and epidemiology. Disease Ecology highlights exciting advances in theoretical and empirical research towards understanding the importance of community structure in the emergence of infectious diseases.
To date, research on host-parasite systems has tended to explore a limited set of community interactions, such as a community of host species infected by a single parasite species, or a community of parasites infecting a single host. Less effort has been devoted to addressing additional complications, such as multiple-host-multiple-parasite systems, sequential hosts acting on different trophic levels, alternate hosts with spatially varying interactions, effects arising from trophic levels other than those of hosts and parasites, or stochastic effects resulting from small population size in at least one alternate host species. The chapters in this book illustrate aspects of community ecology that influence pathogen transmission rates and disease dynamics in a wide variety of study systems. The innovative studies presented in Disease Ecology communicate a clear message: studies of epidemiology can be approached from the perspective of community ecology, and students of community ecology can contribute significantly to epidemiology.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2006. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Community ecology meets epidemiology, Sharon K. Collinge and Chris Ray 2. Extending the principles of community ecology to address the epidemiology of host-pathogen systems, Robert D. Holt and Andrew P. Dobson 3. Community ecology meets epidemiology: the case of Lyme disease, Richard S. Ostfeld, Felicia Keesing, and Kathleen LoGiudice 4. Microbial community ecology of tick-borne human pathogens, Keith Clay, Clay Fuqua, Curt Lively and Michael J. Wade 5. Disease dynamics in plant communities, Charles E. Mitchell and Alison G. Power 6. Host selection and its role in transmission of arboviral encephalitides, Robert S. Unnasch, Eddie W. Cupp and Thomas R. Unnasch 7. Freshwater community interactions and malaria, Eliska Rejmankova , John Grieco, Nicole Achee, Penny Masuoka, Kevin Pope, Donald Roberts, and Richard M.Higashi 8. The community ecology of Vibrio cholerae, Kathryn L. Cottingham and Julia M. Butzler 9. Food webs and parasites in a salt marsh ecosystem, Kevin D. Lafferty, Ryan F. Hechinger, Jenny Shaw, Kathleen Whitney, and Armand M. Kuris 10. Shifting roles of abiotic and biotic regulation of a multi-host parasite following disturbance, Mary F. Poteet 11. Urbanization and disease in amphibians, David K. Skelly, Susan R. Bolden, Manja P. Holland, L. Kealoha Freidenburg, Nicole A. Freidenfelds, and Trent R. Malcolm 12. Spatial-temporal dynamics of rabies in ecological communities, Leslie A. Real and James E. Childs 13. The emergence of Nipah and Hendra virus: pathogen dynamics across a wildlife-livestock-human continuum, Peter Daszak, R. Plowright, J. H. Epstein, J. Pulliam, S. Abdul Rahman, H. E. Field, A. Jamalludin, M. Y. Johara, C. S. Smith, K. J. Olival, S. Luby, K. Halpin, A. D. Hyatt, A. A. Cunningham, and the Henipavirus Ecology Research Group (HERG) 14. Potential effects of a keystone species on the dynamics of sylvatic plague, Chris Ray and Sharon K. Collinge. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0198567081
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