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Arctic One Health

Challenges for Northern Animals and People


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  • Discusses the most prevalent infectious diseases in arctic wildlife

  • Examines the impact of arctic wildlife health on the ecosystem and arctic peoples

  • Highlights food production and conservation strategies in arctic regions

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Arctic Region and Its Inhabitants

      • Anastasia Emelyanova
      Pages 3-20
    3. A Holistic Approach to One Health in the Arctic

      • Arleigh Reynolds, Susan Kutz, Tessa Baker
      Pages 21-45
  3. Major Health Threats to Arctic Animals and People

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 77-77
    2. Climate Change in Northern Regions

      • Bob van Oort, Marianne Tronstad Lund, Anouk Brisebois
      Pages 79-119
    3. Loss of Untouched Land

      • Roland Pape
      Pages 121-138
    4. Arctic Ecosystems, Wildlife and Man: Threats from Persistent Organic Pollutants and Mercury

      • Christian Sonne, Robert James Letcher, Bjørn Munro Jenssen, Rune Dietz
      Pages 139-158
    5. Oil Spills in the Arctic

      • Sadie K. Wright, Sarah Allan, Sarah M. Wilkin, Michael Ziccardi
      Pages 159-192
    6. Nuclear Radiation

      • Birgitta Åhman
      Pages 193-207
  4. Arctic Zoonoses: Diseases Transmitted from Animals to Man

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 209-209
    2. Rabies in the Arctic

      • Karsten Hueffer, Morten Tryland, Svetlana Dresvyanikova
      Pages 211-226
    3. Brucellosis in the Arctic and Northern Regions

      • Xavier Fernandez Aguilar, Ingebjørg H. Nymo, Kimberlee Beckmen, Svetlana Dresvyanikova, Irina Egorova, Susan Kutz
      Pages 227-267
    4. Anthrax in the North

      • Karsten Hueffer, Svetlana Dresvyanikova, Irina Egorova
      Pages 269-277
    5. Cystic and Alveolar Echinococcosis Caused by Echinococcus canadensis and E. multilocularis in the Arctic

      • Temitope U. Kolapo, Antti Oksanen, Rebecca Davidson, Emily J. Jenkins
      Pages 279-295
    6. Toxoplasmosis in Northern Regions

      • Émilie Bouchard, Pikka Jokelainen, Rajnish Sharma, Heather Fenton, Emily J. Jenkins
      Pages 297-314
    7. Trichinella spp. in the North

      • Rajnish Sharma, Edoardo Pozio, Émilie Bouchard, Emily J. Jenkins
      Pages 315-338
    8. Erysipelas in Arctic and Northern Regions

      • Fabien Mavrot, O. Alejandro Aleuy, Taya Forde, Susan J. Kutz
      Pages 363-375

About this book

This multidisciplinary book discusses the manifold challenges arctic marine and terrestrial wildlife, ecosystems and people face these times. Major health threats caused by the consequences of climate change, environmental pollution and increasing tourism in northern regions around the globe are explored. The most common infectious diseases in wild and domesticated arctic animals are reviewed and the impact they could have on circumpolar ecosystems as well as on the lives of arctic people are profoundly discussed. Moreover, the book reviews arctic hunting, herding and food conservation strategies and introduces veterinary medicine in remote indigenous communities. 

"Arctic One Health" is authored by experts based in arctic regions spanning from North America over Europe to Asia to cover a broad range of topics and perspectives. The book addresses researchers in Veterinary Medicine, Ecology, Microbiology and Anthropology. The book contributes towards achieving the UN Sustainable Developmental Goals, in particular SDG 15, Life on Land.


  • infectious diseases
  • inuit people
  • circumpolar wildlife
  • one health
  • reindeer medicine
  • arctic marine mammals

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

    Morten Tryland

About the editor

Dr. Morten Tryland is a professor in veterinary medicine – infection biology. After a period of clinical veterinary practice, he transitioned to research in virology and wildlife diseases. He has worked for 30 years in northern and arctic regions with infectious diseases, zoonoses, wildlife reservoirs and disease transmission in populations. He has been a member of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (Panel on Biological Hazards) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Panel on Biological Hazards), and he is currently the Norwegian editor of the scientific journal Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica. Although Dr. Tryland has been involved in several research projects in South-East African countries, he has spent most of his research career investigating infectious diseases and zoonoses in arctic wildlife and semi-domesticated reindeer. He has led or participated in projects addressing how infectious agents impact humans and wildlife in the vulnerable northern ecosystems in Alaska, Canada, Iceland and Fennoscandia, including the Svalbard Archipelago. He has spent a sabbatical period at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, and at East Iceland Nature Research Centre, Egilsstadir, Iceland. Dr. Tryland recently started in a new position, as a professor in One Health at Inland Norway University of Life Sciences, Koppang, Norway. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Arctic One Health

  • Book Subtitle: Challenges for Northern Animals and People

  • Editors: Morten Tryland

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-87852-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-87853-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 573

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations, 94 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Medical Microbiology, Veterinary Microbiology, Ecology

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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-87853-5
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Hardcover Book
USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)