Marine disease ecology /

Marine disease ecology / edited by Donald C. Behringer, University of Florida, USA, Brian R. Silliman, Duke University, USA, Kevin D. Lafferty, U.S. Geological Survey at the University of California Santa Barbara, USA. - First Edition. - Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2020. - ix, 269 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Section 1. Marine Infectious Diseases and their Ecological Roles. Chapter 1. Marine pathogen diversity and disease outcomes -- Chapter 2. Parasites in marine food webs -- Chapter 3. Disease can shape marine ecosystems -- Section 2. Drivers of Marine Disease. Chapter 4. Bacteriophage can drive virulence in marine pathogens -- Chapter 5. Climate change can drive marine diseases -- Chapter 6. Pollution can drive marine diseases -- Chapter 7. Invasions can drive marine disease dynamics -- Section 3. Disease Problems and their Management. Chapter 8. Disease outbreaks can threaten marine biodiversity -- Chapter 9. Disease ecology in marine conservation and management -- Chapter 10. Disease in fisheries and aquaculture -- Section 4. Working with Infectious Diseases. Chapter 11. Diagnosing marine diseases -- Chapter 12. Modeling marine diseases -- Chapter 13. Future directions for marine disease research.

"Whether through loss of habitat or cascading community effects, diseases can shape the very nature of the marine environment. Despite their significant impacts, studies of marine diseases have tended to lag behind their terrestrial equivalents, particularly with regards to their ecological effects. However, in recent decades global research focused on marine disease ecology has expanded at an accelerating rate. This is due in part to increases in disease emergence across many taxa but can also be attributed to a broader realization that the parasites responsible for disease are themselves important members of marine communities. Understanding their ecological relationships with the environment and their hosts is critical to understanding, conserving, and managing natural and exploited populations, communities, and ecosystems. Courses on marine disease ecology are now starting to emerge and this first textbook in the field will be ideally placed to serve them. Marine Disease Ecology is suitable for graduate students and researchers in the fields of marine disease ecology, aquaculture, fisheries, veterinary science, evolution and conservation. It will also be of relevance and use to a broader interdisciplinary audience of government agencies, NGOs, and marine resource managers"--

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