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  • Infectious Disease Ecology: Effects of Ecosystems on Disease and of Disease on Ecosystems
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  • Edited by Richard S. Ostfeld, Felicia Keesing & Valerie T. Eviner
  • 2010
  • Published by: Princeton University Press
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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 impacts, and how they in turn influence ecosystem dynamics. It marks the first comprehensive and in-depth exploration of the rich and complex linkages between ecology and disease, and provides conceptual underpinnings to understand and ameliorate epidemics. It also sheds light on the roles that diseases play in ecosystems, bringing vital new insights to landscape management issues in particular. While the ecological context is a key piece of the puzzle, effective control and understanding of diseases requires the interaction of professionals in medicine, epidemiology, veterinary medicine, forestry, agriculture, and ecology. The essential resource on the subject, Infectious Disease Ecology seeks to bridge these fields with an ecological approach that focuses on systems thinking and complex interactions.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. Felicia Keesing, Richard S. Ostfeld, and Valerie T. Eviner
  3. pp. 1-6
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  1. PART I: Effects of Ecosystems on Disease
  1. Introduction
  2. Felicia Keesing
  3. pp. 9-11
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  1. CHAPTER ONE: Effects of Host Diversity on Disease Dynamics
  2. Michael Begon
  3. pp. 12-29
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  1. CHAPTER TWO: The Role of Vector Diversity in Disease Dynamics
  2. Alison G. Power, Alexander S. Flecker
  3. pp. 30-47
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  1. CHAPTER THREE: Understanding Host-Multipathogen Systems: Modeling the Interaction between Ecology and Immunology
  2. Pejman Rohani, Helen J. Wearing, Daniel A. Vasco, Hunxin Huang
  3. pp. 48-70
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  1. CHAPTER FOUR: Influence of Eutrophication on Disease in Aquatic Ecosystems: Patterns, Processes, and Predictions
  2. Pieter T. J. Johnson, Stephen R. Carpenter
  3. pp. 71-99
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  1. CHAPTER FIVE: Landscape Structure, Disturbance, and Disease Dynamics
  2. Hamish McCallum
  3. pp. 100-122
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  1. PART II: Effects of Disease on Ecosystems
  1. Introduction
  2. Valerie T. Eviner
  3. pp. 125-128
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  1. CHAPTER SIX: Effects of Disease on Keystone Species, Dominant Species, and Their Communities
  2. Sharon K. Collinge, Chris Ray, Jack F. Cully, Jr.
  3. pp. 129-144
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  1. CHAPTER SEVEN: Red Queen Communities
  2. Keith Clay, Kurt Reinhart, Jennifer Rudgers, Tammy Tintjer, Jennifer Koslow, S. Luke Flory
  3. pp. 145-178
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  1. CHAPTER EIGHT: Invasion Biology and Parasitic Infections
  2. Sarah E. Perkins, Sonia Altizer, Ottar Bjornstad, Jeremy J. Burdon, Keith Clay, Lorena Gómez- Aparicio, Jonathan M. Jeschke, Pieter T. J. Johnson, Kevin D. Lafferty, Carolyn M. Malmstrom, Patrick Martin, Alison Power, David L. Strayer, Peter H. Thrall, Ma
  3. pp. 179-204
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  1. CHAPTER NINE: Effects of Disease on Community Interactions and Food Web Structure
  2. Kevin D. Lafferty
  3. pp. 205-222
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  1. CHAPTER TEN: Is Infectious Disease Just Another Type of Predator-Prey Interaction?
  2. Spencer R. Hall, Kevin D. Lafferty, James H. Brown, Carla E. Cáceres, Jonathan M. Chase, Andrew P. Dobson, Robert D. Holt, Clive G. Jones, Sarah E. Randolph, Pejman Rohani
  3. pp. 223-241
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  1. CHAPTER ELEVEN: Microbial Disease in the Sea: Effects of Viruses on Carbon and Nutrient Cycling
  2. Mathias Middelboe
  3. pp. 242-259
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  1. CHAPTER TWELVE: Effects of Pathogens on Terrestrial Ecosystem Function
  2. Valerie T. Eviner, Gene E. Likens
  3. pp. 260-283
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  1. CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Disease Effects on Landscape and Regional Systems: A Resilience Framework
  2. F. Stuart Chapin III, Valerie T. Eviner, Lee M. Talbot, Bruce A. Wilcox, Dawn R. Magness, Carol A. Brewer, Daniel S. Keebler
  3. pp. 284-303
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  1. CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Research Frontiers in Ecological Systems: Evaluating the Impacts of Infectious Disease on Ecosystems
  2. Sharon L. Deem, Vanessa O. Ezenwa, Jessica R. Ward, Bruce A. Wilcox
  3. pp. 304-318
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  1. PART III: Management and Applications
  1. Introduction
  2. Richard S. Ostfeld
  3. pp. 321-323
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  1. CHAPTER FIFTEEN: The Community Context of Disease Emergence: Could Changes in Predation Be a Key Driver?
  2. Robert D. Holt
  3. pp. 324-346
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  1. CHAPTER SIXTEEN: The Emergence of Wildlife Disease and the Application of Ecology
  2. Peter J. Hudson, Sarah E. Perkins, Isabella M. Cattadori
  3. pp. 347-367
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  1. CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Applied Biodiversity Science: Managing Emerging Diseases in Agriculture and Linked Natural Systems Using Ecological Principles
  2. K. A. Garrett, C. M. Cox
  3. pp. 368-386
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  1. CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: The Ecology of an Infectious Coral Disease in the Florida Keys: From Pathogens to Politics
  2. James W. Porter, Erin K. Lipp, Kathryn P. Sutherland, Erich Mueller
  3. pp. 387-403
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  1. CHAPTER NINETEEN: Infection and Ecology: Calomys callosus, Machupo Virus, and Acute Hemorrhagic Fever
  2. Karl M. Johnson
  3. pp. 404-422
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  1. CHAPTER TWENTY: Resolved: Emerging Infections of Humans Can Be Controlled by Ecological Interventions
  2. C. J. Peters
  3. pp. 423-440
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  1. CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: From Ecological Theory and Knowledge to Application
  2. James E. Childs
  3. pp. 441-447
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  1. CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: Educating about Infectious Disease Ecology
  2. Carol A. Brewer, Alan R. Berkowitz, Patricia A. Conrad, James Porter, Margaret Waterman
  3. pp. 448-466
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  1. PART IV: Concluding Comments: Frontiers in the Ecology of Infectious Diseases
  1. The Ecology of Infectious Diseases: Progress, Challenges, and Frontiers
  2. pp. 469-482
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 483-506
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