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The Biology of Temporary Waters

D. Dudley Williams

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528128
eISBN:
9780191713538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Temporary waters are found throughout the world, including intermittent streams and ponds, episodic rain puddles, seasonal limestone lakes, and the water-retaining structures of plants, such as ... More


Environmental Drivers of Vector-Borne Diseases

Marta S. Shocket, Christopher B. Anderson, Jamie M. Caldwell, Marissa L. Childs, Lisa I. Couper, Songhee Han, Mallory J. Harris, Meghan E. Howard, Morgan P. Kai, Andrew J. MacDonald, Nicole Nova, and Erin A. Mordecai

in Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198853244
eISBN:
9780191887710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853244.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Ecology

The transmission of vector-borne diseases is sensitive to environmental conditions, including temperature, humidity, rainfall, and land use/habitat quality. Understanding these causal relationships ... More


Applied aspects of host manipulation by parasites

Robert Poulin and Edward P. Levri

in Host Manipulation by Parasites

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642236
eISBN:
9780191774621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642236.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores the potential impact of manipulative parasites on several areas of conservation, economic, or medical relevance. These include facilitation of biological invasions, as seen when ... More


Host-species diversity and the transmission of vector-borne disease in low-income countries

Heather Ferguson, Patrick Brock, and Steve Torr

in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: pathogen control and public health management in low-income countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789833
eISBN:
9780191831508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789833.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The term “dilution effect” describes scenarios where pathogen transmission is reduced as host diversity increases. Theoretical frameworks exist to predict conditions under which dilution effects may ... More


Exploiting symbiotic interactions for vector/disease control

Patrick Mavingui, Claire Valiente Mor, and Pablo Tortosa

in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: pathogen control and public health management in low-income countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789833
eISBN:
9780191831508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789833.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Arthropods transmit a variety of diseases to humans and animals, including arboviruses, bacteria and parasites. No efficient treatments or control methods are available for many vector-borne ... More


Seven Challenges for Spatial Analyses of Vector-Borne Diseases

T. Alex Perkins, Guido España, Sean M. Moore, Rachel J. Oidtman, Swarnali Sharma, Brajendra Singh, Amir S. Siraj, K. James Soda, Morgan Smith, Magdalene K. Walters, and Edwin Michael

in Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198853244
eISBN:
9780191887710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853244.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Ecology

Prediction of spatial heterogeneity in disease incidence based on measurable spatial factors is a major goal of spatial epidemiology. There are a number of applied goals of these predictions, ... More


Climate Change

Barry S. Levy and Jonathan A. Patz

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0032
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Environmental consequences of climate change include increases in temperature as well as frequency, severity, and/or duration of heat waves; heavy precipitation events; intensity and/or duration of ... More


Harden the Health Care System, and Make It Smarter

Hill and

in Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190909345
eISBN:
9780190069247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909345.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Climate change will introduce new stresses to human health, and not only from the geographical expansion of vector-borne diseases. Because climate change affects basic elements central to human ... More


Control of invertebrate occupants of nests

I. López-Rull and C. Macías Garcia

in Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New ideas about avian reproduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198718666
eISBN:
9780191788086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718666.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Avian nests are built to provide a secure, insulated environment for the developing chicks. This, inevitably, also provides a convenient habitat for their ectoparasites—bugs, mites, ticks, flies and ... More


Malaria

Angelina Jayakumar and Zahir Osman Eltahir Babiker

in Tutorial Topics in Infection for the Combined Infection Training Programme

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198801740
eISBN:
9780191917158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801740.003.0072
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Malaria is a tropical parasitic infection of the red blood cells caused by the protozoal species Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, P. malariae, and P. knowlesi. It is transmitted through ... More


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