This will be the only book describing the health impacts of living on the Galapagos islands
The book covers cutting-edge studies on the impacts of water and food environments on human health and well-being
The book has a broad, interdisciplinary scope making it of wide interest to researchers across medical, ecological and social science fields
Part of the book series: Social and Ecological Interactions in the Galapagos Islands (SESGI)
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Table of contents (17 chapters)
Environment, Animals and Human Health
Health Problems and Services
About this book
In this book, we bring together interdisciplinary scholars and clinicians in medicine, public health, anthropology, nutrition, environmental sciences, and geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, the Ministry of Health and the Hospital Oskar Jandl. Together, these authors provide a comprehensive description of the factors shaping water quality, food availability, and health services on the islands, their implications for human health and well-being, and potential avenues for intervention.
- Environmental Science
- Public Health
- Medical Geography
Editors and Affiliations
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Amanda L. Thompson
Escuela de Ingenieria, Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Colegio de Ciencias de la Salud, Quito, Ecuador
About the editors
Valeria Ochoa-Herrera is the Dean of the School of Engineering, Science and Technology at Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. Previously, she was the Vice Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ, Ecuador. Currently, she is an Adjunct Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, USA and an associated researcher at Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Dr. Ochoa-Herrera’s research areas involve freshwater quality, wastewater treatment, and anaerobic bioremediation and sustainability. She has contributed to promoting technological innovation and action against water pollution in the region. Dr. Ochoa-Herrera has published 46 peer review publications, 3 books, 2 book chapters and her research has been presented at 15 international conferences.
Enrique Teran is an Ecuadorian medical doctor and holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology. He has been working for more than 20 years on vascular factors, infectious and metabolic diseases, oxidative stress, and pharmacogenetics in the Ecuadorian population. Dr. Teran is the author of more than 90 publications in peer review journals and also is a member of the Ecuadorian Academy of Medicine and the Academy of Science from Ecuador. Dr. Teran is currently a professor at the College of Health in the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and also a researcher at the Galapagos Science Center.
Book Title: Water, Food and Human Health in the Galapagos, Ecuador
Book Subtitle: "A Little World Within Itself"
Editors: Amanda L. Thompson, Valeria Ochoa-Herrera, Enrique Teran
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-92410-2Published: 29 March 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-92413-3Published: 30 March 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-92411-9Published: 28 March 2022
Series ISSN: 2195-1055
Series E-ISSN: 2195-1063
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIV, 289
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations