One Health: an ecological and conservation perspective

Cumming, David H.M., and Cumming, Graeme S, (2015) One Health: an ecological and conservation perspective. In: Zinsstag, Jakob, Schelling, Esther, Waltner-Toews, David, Whittaker, Maxine, and Tanner, Marcel, (eds.) One Health: the theory and practice of integrated health approaches. CABI International, Wallingford, UK, pp. 38-52.

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This chapter initially discusses paradigm shifts in epidemiology and ecology, as well as their converging approaches to health and disease, during the 20th century. An examination of the difficulties in defining and measuring ecosystem health, ecosystem integrity and environmental health then follows, using specific examples to illustrate the complexity of these interactions and the important role of conservation in a developing One Health paradigm. Relevant concepts of adaptive capacity, resilience and transformability in social-ecological systems are also discussed.

Item ID: 41013
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-78064-341-0
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Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 02:21
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 33%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050199 Ecological Applications not elsewhere classified @ 33%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 34%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960404 Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 50%
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