Infectious Disease Ecology of Wild Birds
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endemic bird species in many places around the world.
This accessible textbook focuses on the dynamics of infectious diseases for wild avian hosts across every level of ecological hierarchy, from the way pathogens interact with the physiology and behavior of individual hosts, the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of the host-parasite interactions occurring within populations, up to the complex biotic and abiotic interactions occurring within biological communities and ecosystems. Parasite-bird interactions are also increasingly occurring in
rapidly changing global environments - thus, their ecology is also changing - and this shapes the complex ways by which parasites influence the inter-connected health of birds, humans, and shared ecosystems. Given the key role of birds in ecological communities more broadly, and as the primary host to
so many zoonotic pathogens, an understanding of the ecological and evolutionary principles underlying the maintenance, amplification, transmission, and dispersal of these infectious agents is crucial to understanding how to mitigate the negative global impacts of the ever-increasing number of emerging infectious diseases. Although the topics and principles discussed in this book relate to birds, they have a far wider relevance and can also be applied to non-avian, wildlife host-pathogen
systems. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that understanding of disease ecology in wild animal populations is paramount to global health.
Infectious Disease Ecology of Wild Birds is suitable for both senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in avian disease ecology, ecoimmunology, ecology, and conservation. It will also appeal to the many professional parasitologists, ecoimmunologists, ornithologists, behavioural ecologists, conservation biologists, and wildlife biologists requiring a concise overview of the topic.
Forlag: Oxford University Press
Format: 25 x 19 cm
1: Jennifer C. Owen, Dana M. Hawley and Kathryn P. Huyvaert: A bird's eye view of avian disease ecology
2: Jennifer C. Owen, James S. Adelman and Amberleigh E. Henschen: The nature of host-pathogen interactions
3: Amberleigh E. Henschen and James S. Adelman: Ecoimmunology
4: Andrea K. Townsend and Dana M. Hawley: Behavior shapes infectious disease dynamics in birds
5: Camille Bonneaud: Host-pathogen evolution and coevolution in avian systems
6: Jenny C. Dunn, Dana M. Hawley, Kathryn P. Huyvaert and Jennifer C. Owen: Fitness effects of parasite infections in birds
7: Kathryn P. Huyvaert: Wild bird populations in the face of disease
8: Karen D. McCoy: Community-level interactions and disease dynamics
9: Maureen H. Murray and Sonia M. Hernandez: Land use change and avian disease dynamics
10: Richard J. Hall: Climate change and avian disease
11: Alan B. Franklin, Sarah N. Bevins and Susan A. Shriner: Pathogens from wild birds at the wildlife-agriculture interface
12: Sarah Hamer and Gabriel Hamer: Pathogen transmission at the expanding bird-human interface
13: Dana M. Hawley, Kathryn P. Huyvaert and Jennifer C. Owen: A flight path forward for avian infectious disease ecology
transmissible to humans). She has published papers on avian ecoimmunology, physiology, and disease ecology, including papers on a variety of avian diseases and pathogens such as Newcastle Disease virus, avian influenza virus, West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis virus, and Anaplasma
Dana M. Hawley is Professor of Biological Sciences at the Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech University, USA. Her research program at the Hawley Lab investigates the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that underlie host susceptibility, pathogen virulence, and transmission. She approaches disease ecology from a multi-disciplinary perspective in order to understand how individual physiology, pathogen virulence, social behavior, and environmental context all interact to influence
infectious disease dynamics.
Kathryn P. Huyvaert is a Professor at the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University, USA where she has worked since 2007. Her research interests are diverse with foci in wildlife disease ecology and conservation.