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GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACT ON DISEASE IMBEDDED IN ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES
Rossignol, P. A., J OrmeZavaleta, AND A. M. Rossignol. GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACT ON DISEASE IMBEDDED IN ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES. Environmental Geosciences. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists/Division of Environmental Geosciences, Alexanderia, VA, 13(1):55-63, (2006).
To present the techniques of qualitative analysis of complex communities and discuss the impact of climate change
We present the techniques of qualitative analysis of complex communities and discuss the impact of climate change as a press perturbation. In particular, we focus on the difficult problem of disease and parasites embedded in animal communities, notably zoonotic diseases. Climate change can potentially affect population densities of hosts and vectors, as well as their life expectancy. Recent advances may provide insight in predicting change in risk of zoonotic disease following climate shifts. We conclude that the impact of change on ecological communities can be profound but subtle, complex, and ambiguous, even under basic mathematical assumptions about the structure of a community when in equilibrium.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY
WESTERN ECOLOGY DIVISION