Ecosystem Sustainability and Health: A Practical Approach

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 24, 2004 - Science - 138 pages
This volume focuses on solutions to complex ecological problems with the objective of developing a new science for sustainability. Improving the health of people and animals, and improving the health, integrity or sustainability of ecosystems are laudable and important objectives. Can we do both? No ecosystems are untouched by human activity, and it appears that the world's ecosystems are reaching the limits of their ability to adapt to human impacts. The book draws on fields as diverse as epidemiology and participatory action research, philosophy and environmental sciences to examine this vital issue.
 

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Contents

Presenting complaint
6
asking questions getting data
28
synthesizing information from data
56
where do we want to go?
88
managing and monitoring
107
AMESH and the neverending story
120
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David Waltner-Toews is in the Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph, Ontario.

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