Infectious Disease Ecology of Wild Birds

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    AuteursJennifer C. Owen, Dana M. Hawley & Kathryn P. Huyvaert
    UitgeverOxford University Press
    AfbeeldingenKleurenfoto's en illustraties
    Jaar van uitgave  2021

    Birds are the most diverse group of land vertebrates and have evolved to exploit almost every terrestrial niche on earth. They also serve as a natural reservoir for an array of different pathogens that pose serious health risks to human and domestic animal populations, including West Nile virus, highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, Newcastle Disease virus, and numerous enteric pathogens. Avian diseases are also critically important to the conservation of 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.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword by André A. Dhondt and Preface
    1:A bird's eye view of avian disease ecology, Jennifer C. Owen, Dana M. Hawley and Kathryn P. Huyvaert
    2:The nature of host-pathogen interactions, Jennifer C. Owen, James S. Adelman and Amberleigh E. Henschen
    3:Ecoimmunology, Amberleigh E. Henschen and James S. Adelman
    4:Behavior shapes infectious disease dynamics in birds, Andrea K. Townsend and Dana M. Hawley
    5:Host-pathogen evolution and coevolution in avian systems, Camille Bonneaud
    6:Fitness effects of parasite infections in birds, Jenny C. Dunn, Dana M. Hawley, Kathryn P. Huyvaert and Jennifer C. Owen
    7:Wild bird populations in the face of disease, Kathryn P. Huyvaert
    8:Community-level interactions and disease dynamics, Karen D. McCoy
    9:Land use change and avian disease dynamics, Maureen H. Murray and Sonia M. Hernandez
    10:Climate change and avian disease, Richard J. Hall
    11:Pathogens from wild birds at the wildlife-agriculture interface, Alan B. Franklin, Sarah N. Bevins and Susan A. Shriner
    12:Pathogen transmission at the expanding bird-human interface, Sarah Hamer and Gabriel Hamer
    13:A flight path forward for avian infectious disease ecology, Dana M. Hawley, Kathryn P. Huyvaert and Jennifer C. Owen




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