Oceans and Human Health

1st Edition

Risks and Remedies from the Seas


  • Patrick Walsh
  • Sharon Smith
  • Lora Fleming
  • Helena Solo-Gabriele
  • William Gerwick
  • Oceans and Human Health

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    This book highlights an unprecedented collaboration of environmental scientists, ecologists and physicians working together on this important new discipline, to the benefit of human health and ocean environmental integrity alike. Oceanography, toxicology, natural products chemistry, environmental microbiology, comparative animal physiology, epidemiology and public health are all long established areas of research in their own right and all contribute data and expertise to an integrated understanding of the ways in which ocean biology and chemistry affect human health for better or worse. This book introduces this topic to researchers and advanced students interested in this emerging field, enabling them to see how their research fits into the broader interactions between the aquatic environment and human health.

    Key Features

    * Color illustrations of aquatic life and oceanic phenomena such as hurricanes and algal blooms * Numerous case studies * Socio-economic and Ethical Analyses place the science in a broader context * Study questions for each chapter to assist students and instructors * Risks and remedies sections to help define course modules for instruction


    researchers and advanced students studying ocean and marine science, the earth's evolution, and ecology


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    About the authors

    Patrick Walsh

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Biology and Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics, University of Ottawa

    Sharon Smith

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Division of Marine Biology and Fisheries, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami

    Lora Fleming

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Miller School of Medicine and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science , University of Miami

    Helena Solo-Gabriele

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Miami

    William Gerwick

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego