Essential veterinary education in conservation medicine and ecosystem health: a global perspective.

  title={Essential veterinary education in conservation medicine and ecosystem health: a global perspective.},
  author={Alonso A. Aguirre and Andr{\'e}s Gomez},
  journal={Revue scientifique et technique},
  volume={28 2},
  • A. AguirreA. Gomez
  • Published 1 August 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Revue scientifique et technique
Conservation medicine is an emerging discipline that links human and animal health with ecosystem health and global environmental change. The biosphere is threatened by several pervasive and synergistic phenomena that are the result of increasing human pressures on the planet: climate change, biological impoverishment (loss of biodiversity and ecological processes), emerging infectious diseases ('pathogen pollution') and global 'toxification' (pollutants such as endocrine-disrupting chemicals… 

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