The Ecology and Etiology of Newly Emerging Marine Diseases

  • James W. Porter

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 159)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. James W. Porter, Phillip Dustan, Walter C. Jaap, Kathryn L. Patterson, Vladimir Kosmynin, Ouida W. Meier et al.
    Pages 1-24
  3. Richard B. Aronson, William F. Precht
    Pages 25-38
  4. D. L. Santavy, E. Mueller, E. C. Peters, L. MacLaughlin, J. W. Porter, K. L. Patterson et al.
    Pages 39-52
  5. J. Garzón-Ferreira, D. L. Gil-Agudelo, L. M. Barrios, S. Zea
    Pages 65-69
  6. Laurie L. Richardson, Garriet W. Smith, Kim B. Ritchie, Richard G. Carlton
    Pages 71-89
  7. Erik P. Scully, James Prappas, Gary K. Ostrander
    Pages 91-95
  8. Drew Harvell, Kiho Kim, Craig Quirolo, Julianna Weir, Garriet Smith
    Pages 97-104
  9. Kim B. Ritchie, Shawn W. Polson, Garriet W. Smith
    Pages 131-139
  10. Rita Colwell, Anwar Huq
    Pages 141-145
  11. Michael A. Mallin, Scott H. Ensign, Matthew R. McIver, G. Christopher Shank, Patricia K. Fowler
    Pages 185-193
  12. Marshall L. Hayes, Joseph Bonaventura, Todd P. Mitchell, Joseph M. Prospero, Eugene A. Shinn, Frances Van Dolah et al.
    Pages 213-220

About this book


The Ecology and Etiology of Newly Emerging Marine Diseases is a unique contribution to an entirely new field of scientific investigation. For the first time, material presented in this book identifies patterns and trends in the abundance and distribution of disease phenomena in the marine environment. These patterns have gone unrecognised and undetected in the past because the literature in this field is so widely scattered. The book is both interdisciplinary and synthetic. Studies in this book unequivocally link marine diseases to global climate change. The book changes our perspective on the major controls over the population dynamics of marine organisms. Papers in this volume clearly identify the intimate connection between public health and environmental health for marine-borne diseases such as cholera and human enteroviruses.


biological climate change coral reef coral reefs ecology ecosystem environment fungi invertebrates marine invertebrates pollution population dynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • James W. Porter
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of EcologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5930-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3284-0
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