Health of Antarctic Wildlife

A Challenge for Science and Policy

  • Knowles R. Kerry
  • Martin Riddle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Wildlife disease - reviews, case studies and health assessments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. R. Kerry, M. J. Riddle
      Pages 1-10
    3. J. R. Geraci, V. J. Lounsbury
      Pages 13-34
    4. R. Woods, H. I. Jones, J. Watts, G. D. Miller, G. R. Shellam
      Pages 35-55
    5. R. A. McFarlane, R. J. de B. Norman, H. I. Jones
      Pages 57-93
    6. J. M. Watts, G. D. Miller, G. R. Shellam
      Pages 95-105
    7. P. K. Yochem, B. S. Stewart, T. S. Gelatt, D. B. Siniff
      Pages 123-138
  3. External factors - environmental, administrative and legal

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 351-470

About this book


This book provides a broad assessment of the health of Antarctica’s birds and seals. It is set against the background of available scientific and environmental information and the political and administrative processes in place. 17 chapters are presented in two parts:

  • Wildlife Disease consists of reviews, case studies and health assessments.
  • External Factors covers the environmental, administrative and legal aspects.

The term health is used in its widest sense to encompass the normal state and those factors which detract from it including both infectious and non-infectious causes.

A must for veterinary and biological scientists, policy makers and administrators whose job it is to protect Antarctica’s wildlife against the introduction or spread of diseases by human activities.


Animal health Antarctic Diseases Penguins Seals Wildlife environment environmental protection

Editors and affiliations

  • Knowles R. Kerry
    • 1
  • Martin Riddle
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Environment, Tourism andAustralian Antarctic DivisionKingstonAustralia
  2. 2.Australian Antarctic DivisionKingstonAustralia

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