The book addresses the interactions between wetlands and human health and well-being. A key feature is the linking of ecology-health and the targeting of practitioners and researchers. The environmental health problems of the 21st Century cannot be addressed by the traditional tools of ecologists or epidemiologists working in their respective disciplinary silos; this is clear from the emergence and re-emergence of public health and human well-being problems such as cholera pandemics, mosquito borne disease, and episodic events and disasters (e.g. hurricanes). To tackle these problems requires genuine cross-disciplinary collaboration; a key finding of the recently concluded Millennium Ecosystem Assessment when looking at human well-being and ecosystem health. This book brings the disciplines of ecology and health sciences closer to such a synthesis for researchers, teachers and policy makers interested in or needing information to manage wetlands and human health and well-being issues.
Number of pages: 263
Weight: 5384 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2015
"The volume emphasizes an ecosystem approach that ties the well-being of humans-individuals and populations-to water bodies that in fact provide a wealth of ecological services, both necessities and luxuries. ... The social importance of wetlands is emphasized throughout. ... Summing Up: Recommended. All readers." (M. Gochfeld, Choice, Vol. 53 (5), January, 2016)
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