Biodiversity and Biomedicine

Biodiversity and Biomedicine
Author: Munir Ozturk,Dilfuza Egamberdieva,Milica Pešić
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-07-15
ISBN 10: 0128223707
ISBN 13: 9780128223703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Biomedicine Book Review:

Biodiversity and Biomedicine: Our Future provides a new outlook on Earth’s animal, plant, and fungi species as vital sources for human health treatments. While there are over 10 million various species on the planet, only 2 million have been discovered and named. This book identifies modern ways to incorporate Earth’s species into biomedical practices and emphasizes the need for biodiversity conservation. Written by leading biodiversity and biomedical experts, the book begins with new insights on the benefits of biologically active compounds found in fungi and plants, including a chapter on the use of wild fruits as a treatment option. The book goes on to discuss the roles of animals, such as amphibians and reptiles, and how the threatened presence of these species must be reversed to conserve biodiversity. It also discusses marine organisms, including plants, animals, and microbes, as essential in contributing to human health. Biodiversity and Biomedicine: Our Future is a vital source for researchers and practitioners specializing in biodiversity and conservation studies. Students in natural medicine and biological conservation will also find this useful to learn of the world’s most bio-rich communities and the molecular diversity of various species. Presents new developments in documenting and identifying species for biodiversity conservation and ethical considerations for biodiversity research Examines biodiversity as an irreplaceable resource for biomedical breakthroughs using available species for medical research Discusses challenges and opportunities for biodiversity protection and research in biosphere reserves

Biomedicine biotechnology and biodiversity

Biomedicine  biotechnology  and biodiversity
Author: American Association for the Advancement of Science. National Meeting
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 45
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:36384552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomedicine biotechnology and biodiversity Book Review:

Biodiversity 101

Biodiversity 101
Author: Melina Laverty,Eleanor Sterling,Amelia Chiles,Georgina Cullman
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2008-10-30
ISBN 10: 1573569844
ISBN 13: 9781573569842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity 101 Book Review:

What should the average person know about science? Because science is so central to life in the 21st century, science educators and other leaders of the scientific community believe that it is essential that everyone understand the basic concepts of the most vital and far-reaching disciplines. Biodiversity 101 does exactly that. This accessible volume provides readers—whether students new to the field or just interested members of the lay public—with the essential ideas of the origins of humans using a minimum of jargon and mathematics. Concepts are introduced in a progressive order so that more complicated ideas build on simpler ones, and each is discussed in small, bite-sized segments so that they can be more easily understood.

Biodiversity and Human Health

Biodiversity and Human Health
Author: Francesca Grifo,Joshua Rosenthal
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 379
Release: 1997-02
ISBN 10: 9781559635004
ISBN 13: 1559635002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Human Health Book Review:

Biodiversity and Human Health brings together leading thinkers on the global environment and biomedicine to explore the human health consequences of the loss of biological diversity.

Wild Profusion

Wild Profusion
Author: Celia Lowe
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2006-10-03
ISBN 10: 9780691124629
ISBN 13: 0691124620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Profusion Book Review:

'Wild Profusion' tracks the convergence of Indonesian biologists, Sama people, and flora and fauna in the Togean Islands od Sulawesi to tell the story of biodiversity conservation in 1990s Indonesia.

From Monsoons to Microbes

From Monsoons to Microbes
Author: National Research Council,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on the Ocean's Role in Human Health
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1999-06-05
ISBN 10: 0309065690
ISBN 13: 9780309065696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Monsoons to Microbes Book Review:

What can sharks teach us about our immune system? What can horseshoe crabs show us about eyesight? The more we learn about the ocean, the more we realize how critical these vast bodies of water are to our health and well-being. Sometimes the ocean helps us, as when a marine organism yields a new medical treatment. At other times, the ocean poses the threat of coastal storm surges or toxic algal blooms. From Monsoons to Microbes offers a deeper look into the oceans that surround us, often nurturing yet sometimes harming humankind. This book explores the links among physical oceanography, public health, epidemiology, marine biology, and medicine in understanding what the ocean has to offer. It will help readers grasp such important points as: How the ocean's sweeping physical processes create long-term phenomena such as El Nino and short-term disastrous events such as tsunamis--including what communities can do to prepare. What medicines and nutritional products have come from the ocean and what the prospects are for more such discoveries. How estuaries work--where salt and fresh water meet--and what can go wrong, as in the 7,000 square mile "dead zone" at the out-flow of the Mississippi River. How the growing demand for seafood and the expansion of ocean-going transport has increased our exposure to infectious agents--and how these agents can be tracked down and fought. Why "red tides" of toxic algae suddenly appear in previously unaffected coastal areas, and what happens when algal toxins find their way into our food supply or the air we breathe. The book recommends ways we can implement exciting new technologies to monitor the physics, chemistry, and biology of the ocean to recognize change as it happens. From the impact of worldwide atmospheric warming to the significance of exotic bacteria from submarine hydrothermal vents, the ocean has many depths left to explore.

Biodiversity and Health

Biodiversity and Health
Author: Serge Morand,Claire Lajaunie
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN 10: 0081011679
ISBN 13: 9780081011676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Health Book Review:

There is a gap between the ecology of health and the concepts supported by international initiatives such as EcoHealth, One Health or Planetary Health; a gap which this book aims to fill. Global change is accelerated by problems of growing population, industrialization and geopolitics, and the world’s biodiversity is suffering as a result, which impacts both humans and animals. However, Biodiversity and Health offers the unique opportunity to demonstrate how ecological, environmental, medical and social sciences can contribute to the improvement of human health and wellbeing through the conservation of biodiversity and the services it brings to societies. This book gives an expansive and integrated overview of the scientific disciplines that contribute to the connection between health and biodiversity, from the evolutionary ecology of infectious and non-infectious diseases to ethics, law and politics. Presents the first book to give a broad and integrated overview of the scientific disciplines that contribute to health From evolutionary ecology, to laws and policies, this book explores the links between health and biodiversity Demonstrates how ecological sciences, environmental sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences may contribute to improve human health

Perspectives in Translational Research in Life Sciences and Biomedicine

Perspectives in Translational Research in Life Sciences and Biomedicine
Author: Ena Ray Banerjee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN 10: 9811058709
ISBN 13: 9789811058707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives in Translational Research in Life Sciences and Biomedicine Book Review:

This book is a collation of translational research outcomes in the area of life research, which was formerly used mainly for academic pursuits. The studies described focus on innovative interdisciplinary approaches to unraveling problems in life sciences and biomedicine using biodiversity exploration and green technology. The techniques and models presented offer a ready reckoner for researchers in academic institutions and industry, and also provide valuable insights into fundamental research. The book discusses topics such as tissue engineering to create lineage-specific cells for tissue-specific regeneration; how combination cultures of commensalistic bacteria can help boost immunity; development of functional food from natural products from plant, animal, and microbial sources in the nutraceuticals domain; as well as synthesis and mechanisms in nanomedicine and nanoscaffolds in biomedicine. The studies and discourses described touch upon topics that explore biodiversity for the development of disease models, toxicity studies, developmental studies, and harvesting of bioactive compounds for alternative income generation and poverty alleviation, and as a result, bring about economic and ecologic sustainability. This multidimensional and multidisciplinary book focuses on tissue-specific targeting by nanodrugs, development of bioengineering formats for cell- based, nutraceutical-based, functional-food-based and antibody-based green therapy designed tackle multifaceted diseases and syndromes.

Conservation Medicine

Conservation Medicine
Author: A. Alonso Aguirre
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0195150937
ISBN 13: 9780195150933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservation Medicine Book Review:

Conservation medicine is an emerging discipline, focussing on the intersection of ecosystem health, animal health, and human health. Work in the biomedical and veterinary sciences is now being folded into conservation biology; to explore the connections between animal and human health; trace the environmental sources of pathogens and pollutants; develop an understanding of the ecological causes of changes in human and animal health; and understand the consequences of diseases to populations and ecological communities. Conservation Medicine defines this new discipline. It examines ecological health issues from various standpoints, including the emergence and resurgence of infectious disease agents; the increasing impacts of toxic chemicals and hazardous substances; and the health implications of habitat fragmentation and degradation and loss of biodiversity. It will provide a framework to examine the connections between the health of the planet and the health of all species and challenge practitioners and students in the health sciences and natural sciences to think about new, collaborative ways to address ecological health concerns.

Green Infrastructure and Public Health

Green Infrastructure and Public Health
Author: Christopher Coutts
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-02-05
ISBN 10: 1317298578
ISBN 13: 9781317298571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Infrastructure and Public Health Book Review:

There is a growing body of knowledge revealing a sweeping array of connections between public health and green infrastructure – but not until now have the links between them been brought together in one comprehensive book. Green Infrastructure and Public Health provides an overview of current research and theories of the ecological relationships and mechanisms by which the environment influences human health and health behaviour. Covering a broad spectrum of contemporary understanding, Coutts outlines: public health models that explicitly promote the importance of the environment to health ways in which the quality of the landscape is tied to health challenges of maintaining viable landscapes amidst a rapidly changing global environment This book presents the case for fundamental human dependence on the natural environment and creates a bridge between contemporary science on the structure and form of a healthy landscape and the myriad ways that a healthy landscape supports healthy human beings. It presents ideal reading for students and practitioners of landscape architecture, urban design, planning, and health studies.

Climate Change and Biodiversity

Climate Change and Biodiversity
Author: Chris Turner
Publsiher: Scientific e-Resources
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2018-10-04
ISBN 10: 1839472480
ISBN 13: 9781839472480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Biodiversity Book Review:

Change in climate has consequences on the biophysical environment such as changes in the start and length of the seasons, glacial retreat, decrease in Arctic sea ice extent and a rise in sea level. These changes have already had an observable impact on biodiversity at the species level, in term of phenology, distribution & populations, and ecosystem level in terms of distribution, composition & function. From a human perspective, the rapid climate change and accelerating biodiversity loss risks human security (e.g. a major change in the food chain upon which we depend, water sources may change, recede or disappear, medicines and other resources we rely on may be harder to obtain as the plants and forna they are derived from may reduce or disappear, etc.). Environmental conditions play a key role in defining the function and distribution of plants, in combination with other factors. Changes in long term environmental conditions that can be collectively coined climate change are known to have had enormous impacts on current plant diversity patterns; further impacts are expected in the future. It is predicted that climate change will remain one of the major drivers of biodiversity patterns in the future. This book is written for the specialist as well as the concerned citizen, this important book presents a comprehensive view of the newest research and thinking on climate change and biological diversity.

Emanations from the Rainforest

Emanations from the Rainforest
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924101435604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emanations from the Rainforest Book Review:

An Anthropology of Biomedicine

An Anthropology of Biomedicine
Author: Margaret Lock,Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN 10: 1119069130
ISBN 13: 9781119069133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Anthropology of Biomedicine Book Review:

In this fully revised and updated second edition of An Anthropology of Biomedicine, authors Lock and Nguyen introduce biomedicine from an anthropological perspective, exploring the entanglement of material bodies with history, environment, culture, and politics. Drawing on historical and ethnographic work, the book critiques the assumption made by the biological sciences of a universal human body that can be uniformly standardized. It focuses on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies brings about radical changes to societies at large based on socioeconomic inequalities and ethical disputes, and develops and integrates the theory that the human body in health and illness is not an ontological given but a moveable, malleable entity. This second edition includes new chapters on: microbiology and the microbiome; global health; and, the self as a socio-technical system. In addition, all chapters have been comprehensively revised to take account of developments from within this fast-paced field, in the intervening years between publications. References and figures have also been updated throughout. This highly-regarded and award-winning textbook (Winner of the 2010 Prose Award for Archaeology and Anthropology) retains the character and features of the previous edition. Its coverage remains broad, including discussion of: biomedical technologies in practice; anthropologies of medicine; biology and human experiments; infertility and assisted reproduction; genomics, epigenomics, and uncertain futures; and molecularizing racial difference, ensuring it remains the essential text for students of anthropology, medical anthropology as well as public and global health.

Agrobiodiversity

Agrobiodiversity
Author: Karl S. Zimmerer,Stef de Haan
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 0262038684
ISBN 13: 9780262038683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agrobiodiversity Book Review:

Experts discuss the challenges faced in agrobiodiversity and conservation, integrating disciplines that range from plant and biological sciences to economics and political science. Wide-ranging environmental phenomena—including climate change, extreme weather events, and soil and water availability—combine with such socioeconomic factors as food policies, dietary preferences, and market forces to affect agriculture and food production systems on local, national, and global scales. The increasing simplification of food systems, the continuing decline of plant species, and the ongoing spread of pests and disease threaten biodiversity in agriculture as well as the sustainability of food resources. Complicating the situation further, the multiple systems involved—cultural, economic, environmental, institutional, and technological—are driven by human decision making, which is inevitably informed by diverse knowledge systems. The interactions and linkages that emerge necessitate an integrated assessment if we are to make progress toward sustainable agriculture and food systems. This volume in the Strüngmann Forum Reports series offers insights into the challenges faced in agrobiodiversity and sustainability and proposes an integrative framework to guide future research, scholarship, policy, and practice. The contributors offer perspectives from a range of disciplines, including plant and biological sciences, food systems and nutrition, ecology, economics, plant and animal breeding, anthropology, political science, geography, law, and sociology. Topics covered include evolutionary ecology, food and human health, the governance of agrobiodiversity, and the interactions between agrobiodiversity and climate and demographic change.

International Law and Indigenous Knowledge

International Law and Indigenous Knowledge
Author: Chidi Oguamanam
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0802039022
ISBN 13: 9780802039026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Law and Indigenous Knowledge Book Review:

Discusses the suitability of mainstream forms of intellectual propety rights to indigenous knowledge and efforts to reconcile the Western concept of intellectual property with indigenous knowledge.

Biodiversity of Angola

Biodiversity of Angola
Author: Brian J. Huntley,Vladimir Russo,Fernanda Lages,Nuno Ferrand
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 549
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 3030030830
ISBN 13: 9783030030834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity of Angola Book Review:

This open access multi-authored book presents a 'state of the science' synthesis of knowledge on the biodiversity of Angola, based on sources in peer-reviewed journals, in books and where appropriate, unpublished official reports. The book identifies Angola as one of the most biologically diverse countries in Africa, but notes that its fauna, flora, habitats and the processes that drive the dynamics of its ecosystems are still very poorly researched and documented. This 'state of the science' synthesis is for the use of all students of Angola's biodiversity, and for those responsible for the planning, development and sustainable management of the country's living resources. The volume brings together the results of expeditions and research undertaken in Angola since the late eighteenth century, with emphasis on work conducted in the four decades since Angola's independence in 1975. The individual chapters have been written by leaders in their fields, and reviewed by peers familiar with the region.

Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe

Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe
Author: David L. Hawksworth,Alan T. Bull
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2007-12-03
ISBN 10: 9781402068652
ISBN 13: 1402068654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe Book Review:

This book brings together a selection of original studies that address biodiversity and conservation in Europe. The contributions are drawn from a wide range of countries and discuss diverse organism and habitat types. They collectively provide a snap-shot of the sorts of studies and actions being taken in Europe to address issues in biodiversity and conservation – topical examples that make the volume especially valuable for use in conservation biology courses.

Servicewide Benefits sharing

Servicewide Benefits sharing
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556036803708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Servicewide Benefits sharing Book Review:

Biodiversity

Biodiversity
Author: Wilhelm Barthlott,Matthias Winiger
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 366206071X
ISBN 13: 9783662060711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity Book Review:

Biodiversity, sometimes simply understood as "diversity of species", is a specific quality of life on our planet, the dimensions and importance of which have just lately been fully realized. Today we know that "biological diversity is a global asset of incalculable value to present and future generations" (Kofi Annan). Biodiversity is spread unequally over the world: in fact, the main share of biological resources worldwide is harboured predominantly by the so-called developing countries in the tropics and sub tropics. Therefore, Biodiversity - A Challenge for Development Research and Policy was chosen as the title for an international conference which was held in Bonn in 1997 as one of the first major events organized by the then newly established North-South Centre for Development Research (ZEF) at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn (Germany). Since the ZEF, founded by the Senate of the University of Bonn in 1995, has played a central role in turning Bonn into a centre for international cooperation and North-South dialogue. The Centre is a product of the Bonn Berlin agreement of July 1994 which was adopted to offset the effects caused by the Parliament and much of the Government moving to Berlin. It fits in well with the double strategy to strengthen Bonn's position as an interna tional science arena and as an eminent place for development policy and the national and supranational agencies dealing with this issue.

Never Home Alone

Never Home Alone
Author: Rob Dunn
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 154164574X
ISBN 13: 9781541645745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Home Alone Book Review:

A natural history of the wilderness in our homes, from the microbes in our showers to the crickets in our basements Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn introduces us to the nearly 200,000 species living with us in our own homes, from the Egyptian meal moths in our cupboards and camel crickets in our basements to the lactobacillus lounging on our kitchen counters. You are not alone. Yet, as we obsess over sterilizing our homes and separating our spaces from nature, we are unwittingly cultivating an entirely new playground for evolution. These changes are reshaping the organisms that live with us -- prompting some to become more dangerous, while undermining those species that benefit our bodies or help us keep more threatening organisms at bay. No one who reads this engrossing, revelatory book will look at their homes in the same way again.