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Ecosystem Functioning and Biodiversity Trends

Davies, R.G., Orme, C.D.L., Olson, V., Thomas, G.H., Ross, S.G., Ding, T., Rasmussen, P.C., Stattersfield, A.J., Bennett, P.M., Blackburn, T.M., Owens, I.P.F., and K.J. Gaston. 2006. Human impacts and the global distribution of extinction risk.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B 273: 2127–2133. Full-Text (PDF) (7 pp, 442 K)

2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.  IUCN. exit EPA

Gaston, K.J. 2005. Biodiversity and extinction: species and people.
Progress in Physical Geography 29(2): 239–247. Full-Text (PDF) (9 pp, 106 K)

Living Planet Report. World Wildlife Fund International, 2006.

Loreau, M., S. Naeem, P. Inchausti, J. Bengtsson, J.P. Grime, A. Hector, D.U. Hooper, M.A. Huston, D. Raffaelli, B. Schmid, D. Tilman, and D.A. Wardle. 2001. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: current knowledge and future challenges. Science 294: 804-8. Abstract

Tilman, D., Reich, P.B., and J.M.H. Knops. Biodiversity and ecosystem stability in a decade-long grassland experiment. 2006. Nature 441: 629-32. Abstract

Turner, W., Spector, S., Gardeiner, N., Fladeland, M., Sterling, E. and M. Steininger. 2003. Remote sensing for biodiversity science and conservation.  TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution 18(6): 306-14. Abstract | Full-Text (PDF) (9 pp, 845 K)

Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Lloyd-Smith, J.O., George, D., Pepin, K.M., Pitzer, V.E., Pulliam, J.R.C., Dobson, A.P., Hudson, P.J., and B.T. Grenfell. Epidemic Dynamics at the Human-Animal Interface. Science 2009;326:1362-1367. Abstract | Full-Text (PDF) (7 pp, 8 K)

Jones, K.E. et al. 2008. Global trends in emerging infectious diseases. Nature 451: 990-4.

Barrett, R., Kuzawa, C.W., McDade, T., and G.J. Armelagos. 1998. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases: the third epidemiologic transition.  Annual Review of Anthropology 27:247–71. Abstract | Full-Text (PDF) (7 pp, 132 K)

Lounibos, L.P. 2002. Invasions by insect vectors of human disease. Annual Review of Entomology. 47: 233–66. Abstract | PubMed

Morens, D.M., Folkers, G. and A.S. Fauci.  2004. The challenge of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.  Nature 430: 242-249. Abstract | PubMed

Taylor L.H., Latham S.M., and M.E. Woolhouse. 2001. Risk factors for human disease emergence. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 356:983–9. Abstract | Full-Text (PDF) (25 pp, 139 K) | PubMed

Biodiversity and Human Health

Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity. Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein, editors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Pongsiri, Montira J, Roman, Joe, et al. 2009. Biodiversity Loss Affects Global Disease Ecology. Bioscience Vol. 59, No. 11, Pages 945954. Full-Text (PDF) (10 pp, 225 K)

Foley G., Pongsiri M., and A. Ferster. 2007. Human Health and Biodiversity: Making the Connection. The Full Picture. Ed. GEO Secretariat. Geneva: Tudor Rose. 182-3.

Pongsiri, M.J. and J. Roman. 2007. Examining the Links Between Biodiversity and Human Health: An Interdisciplinary Research Initiative at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EcoHealth 4(1): 82-5.

Chivian, E., ed. 2002. Biodiversity: Its Importance to Human Health. Boston, MA: Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School.

Ecosystem Services and Health

Millenium Ecosystem Assessment. 2005a. Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Synthesis.  Washington, DC: Island Press. exit EPA

Millenium Ecosystem Assessment.  2005b. Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Current State and Trends. Washington, DC: Island Press. exit EPA

World Health Organization. 2005. Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Health Synthesis. Geneva: World Health Organization. exit EPA

Environmental Change and Health

Glass, G.E., Cheek, J.E., Patz, J.A., Shields, T.M., Doyle, T.J., Thoroughman, D.A., Hunt, D.K., Enscore, R.E., Gage, K.L., Irland, C., Peters, C.J., and R. Bryan. 2000. Using remotely sensed data to identify areas at risk for hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Emerging Infectious Diseases 6(3):238-47. Abstract | Full-Text(PDF) (10 pp, 94 K) | PubMed

Patz, J.A., P. Daszak, G.M. Tabor, A.A. Aguirre, M. Pearl, J. Epstein, N.D. Wolfe, A.M. Kilpatrick, J.Foufopoulos, D. Molyneux, Bradley, D.J., and Members of the Working Group on Land Use Change and Disease Emergence. 2004. Unhealthy landscapes: policy recommendations on land use change and infectious disease emergence. Environmental Health Perspectives 112: 1092-8. Abstract | Full-Text (PDF) (7 pp, 141 K) | PubMed

Thomson, M.C., Doblas-Reyes, F.J., Mason, S.J., Hagedorn, R., Connor, S.J., Phindela, T., Morse, A.P., and T.N. Palmer. 2006. Malaria early warnings based on seasonal climate forecasts from multi-model ensembles. Nature 439(2): 576-9. Abstract | PubMed

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