This online book evaluates the current understanding of the linkages among climate, ecosystems, and infectious disease. It outlines the research needed to improve the understanding of these linkages and examines the potential for using climate forecasts and ecological observations to help predict infectious disease outbreaks. The entire book may be read online in HTML or PDF formats, and hard copies may be ordered from the site.
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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Biology, Environmental Science:Human Population:Epidemics, Pandemics, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis Topics: Biosphere, Ecology, Human Dimensions/Resources, Climate Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science