Ecosystem Change and Public Health: A Global Perspective

Science Communication Studies

This textbook was published to: 1) raise awareness of changes in human health related to global ecosystem change; and 2) expand the scope of the traditional curriculum in environmental health to include the interactions of major environmental forces and public health on a global scale. The book covers such topics as global climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, water resources management and ecology and infectious disease. Case studies of cholera, malaria, the effects of water resources and global climate change and air pollution illustrate the analysis and methodology. The book also includes a resource center describing places to start searches on the Web, guidelines for finding and evaluating information, suggested study projects and strategies for encouraging communication among course participants.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Hydrology, Biology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Health Topics: Other, Biogenic Hazards, Airborne Transport Processes, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Waterborne Transport Processes
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Oceanography, Atmospheric ScienceKeywords: epidemiology, global warming, pulic health, remote sensing, acid rain, global change, ozone, biology, Atmosphere, Biosphere, Chemistry, Ecosystems and Environmental Change, Human geography, Hydrosphere, Policy Issues, Geosphere, Systems, Interactions, Feedback Loops, Current Issues in ESS, Effect of Humans on the Environment, Enhanced Greenhouse Effect