EcoHealth

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 443–449 | Cite as

Ecosystem Services Connect Environmental Change to Human Health Outcomes

  • Brett R. Bayles
  • Kate A. Brauman
  • Joshua N. Adkins
  • Brian F. Allan
  • Alicia M. Ellis
  • Tony L. Goldberg
  • Christopher D. Golden
  • Diana S. Grigsby-Toussaint
  • Samuel S. Myers
  • Steven A. Osofsky
  • Taylor H. Ricketts
  • Jean B. Ristaino
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brett R. Bayles
    • 1
  • Kate A. Brauman
    • 1
  • Joshua N. Adkins
    • 2
  • Brian F. Allan
    • 3
  • Alicia M. Ellis
    • 4
  • Tony L. Goldberg
    • 5
  • Christopher D. Golden
    • 6
    • 7
    • 9
  • Diana S. Grigsby-Toussaint
    • 8
  • Samuel S. Myers
    • 6
    • 7
  • Steven A. Osofsky
    • 9
  • Taylor H. Ricketts
    • 4
  • Jean B. Ristaino
    • 10
  1. 1.Institute on the EnvironmentUniversity of Minnesota-Twin CitiesSt. PaulUSA
  2. 2.Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichlandUSA
  3. 3.Department of EntomologyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  4. 4.Gund Institute for Ecological EconomicsUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA
  5. 5.Global Health InstituteUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  6. 6.Department of Environmental HealthHarvard School of Public HealthCambridgeUSA
  7. 7.Center for the EnvironmentHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  8. 8.College of Applied Health SciencesUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  9. 9.Wildlife Health and Health Policy ProgramWildlife Conservation SocietyNew YorkUSA
  10. 10.Department of Plant PathologyNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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