Biodiversity and Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785481154

Biodiversity and Health

1st Edition

Linking Life, Ecosystems and Societies

Authors: Serge Morand Claire Lajaunie
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785481154
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 1st December 2017
Page Count: 300
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Biodiversity and Health: Linking Life, Ecosystems and Societies fills the gap between the ecology of health and the concepts supported by international organizations, such as EcoHealth and One Health. The book provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate how ecological sciences, environmental sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences may contribute to improve human health through conserving biodiversity and the services it provides to societies.

Key Features

  • 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


Students and researchers in the fields of biodiversity, ecology and evolution of diseases, animal and human health, evolutionary medicine and anthropology of health and medicine, as well as a broader audience from conservation ecology and policies. Policy-makers, applied researchers and non-governmental organizations involved in environmental management, conservation, and health policies as well as rural development

Table of Contents

  1. A Brief History on the Links between Health and Biodiversity
  2. Biodiversity, Cultural Diversity and Infectious Diseases
  3. Loss of Biological Diversity and Emergence of Infectious Diseases
  4. Loss of Biodiversity and Emergence of Non-infectious Diseases .
  5. Anthropogenic Stress
  6. Biodiversity Response
  7. Animal and Human Pharmacopoeias
  8. Well-being
  9. Ecosystem Services for Health and Biodiversity
  10. Biodiversity and Health Scenarios
  11. Governance of Biodiversity and Health
  12. Ethics, Values and Responsibilities
  13. The Role of Law, Justice and Scientific Knowledge in Health and Biodiversity


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About the Author

Serge Morand

Serge Morand is the author and co-author of more than 400 publications and book chapters, including:

1) Morand S, Krasnov, Littlewood T (eds) (2015) Parasite diversity and diversification: evolutionary ecology meets phylogenetics. Cambridge University Press.

2) Morand S, Dujardin J-P, Lefait-Rollin R, Apiwathnasorn C (eds) (2015) Socio-ecological dimensions of Infectious Diseases in Southeast Asia, Springer Singapore

3) Morand S, Figuié M (eds) (2015) Maladies infectieuses émergentes : regards croisés sur le pathologique et les risques sanitaires Quae (at press)

Affiliations and Expertise

CNRS-CIRAD, Centre d'Infectiologie Christophe Merieux du Laos, Vientiane, Laos

Claire Lajaunie

Claire Lajaunie is Doctor of law, working on International Environmental Law and its links with regulation regarding health and ethical issues. She is currently involved in research projects in this area focusing on Southeast Asia, working for INSERM (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research) in a research unit dedicated to Infectious and Emerging Tropical Diseases (Aix-Marseille University). She is also interested in the relationships between environmental law, rural development and environmental changes and holds a MSc in Rural Development from the University of London, SOAS.

1) Lajaunie C, Morand S, Barcoding, biobanking, ebanking: from ecological to ethical and legal aspects. Insights from the PathodivSEA project. In Socio-Ecological Dimensions of Infectious Diseases in Southeast Asia, S. Morand, J.-P. Dujardin, R. Lefait-Robin, C. Apiwathnasorn (Eds.), Springer, 2015.

Affiliations and Expertise

Doctor of Law, INSERM – URMITE Universite de Aix-Marseille, Marseille, France