Farming human pathogens

  • Rodrick WallaceEmail author
  • Deborah Wallace
  • Robert G. Wallace

Here we examine examples of the farming of coevolutionary systems, focusing on the mutually amplifying roles of large-scale psychosocial stress, economic structure, and reductionist interventions in the ecology and evolution of highly adaptive disease organisms. We find, in general, that population-level socioeconomic and other stressors, in synergism with reductionist interventions, are precisely suited to trigger mesoscale resonance coevolutionary resilience domain shifts affecting rapidly evolving pathogens.


Foreign Direct Investment Rate Distortion Urban Hierarchy Factory Farm H5N1 Outbreak 
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© Springer-Verlag New York 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrick Wallace
    • 1
    Email author
  • Deborah Wallace
    • 2
  • Robert G. Wallace
    • 3
  1. 1.Epidemiology of Mental Disorders Research DepartmentNew York State Psychiatric Institute1051 Riverside DrUSA
  2. 2.USA
  3. 3.University of MinnesotaUSA

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