Wildlife Research Monographs

Diseases at the Wildlife - Livestock Interface

Research and Perspectives in a Changing World

Editors: Vicente, Joaquín, Vercauteren, Kurt C., Gortázar, Christian (Eds.)

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  • Novel, comprehensive, integrative, and multidisciplinary approach to the understanding of the emergence of diseases at the wildlife-livestock-human interface
  • Addresses the wildlife-livestock interface in a "One Health" context
  • Provides a historical foundation and new technical innovations from which the study of wildlife-livestock interactions can be advanced
  • Analyzes regional situations around the world, addressing the wide diversity of contexts and characteristics of the wildlife-livestock interfaces
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Shared diseases among wildlife, livestock and humans, often transboundary, are relevant to public health and global economy, as being highlighted currently relative to the global COVID19 pandemic. Diseases at these interfaces also impact the conservation of biodiversity and must be considered when managing wildlife. While wildlife and domestic livestock have coexisted in dynamic systems for thousands of years, spillover disease risks are higher today than in the past due to global patterns of increasing close contact and interactions among wildlife, livestock and humans in the context of complex, diverse and numerous circumstances. Multidisciplinary studies of animal interfaces, especially those involving wildlife, therefore, must be brought to the forefront so that knowledge gaps can be realized and filled to inform managers and policy makers.

In the first part of the book authors illustrate and discuss ecological and epidemiological concepts related to the interfaces, with a vision towards socio-ecological system health. In addition, the history of past animal interfaces provides the necessary perspective to focus current questions, better understand present situations, and informs how we can best approach the future. The second part discusses the myriad of similar and differing wildlife- livestock interfaces found around the world from a regional point of view. The third part focuses on how to assess the spatial and temporal overlap between livestock and wildlife, and authors present new technical innovations about how inter-transmissions between wild and domestic populations can be quantified. An overview of main modeling approaches available to quantify multi-host disease transmission at the wildlife/livestock interface, illustrated with specific-case studies, is also presented. Finally, the need for interdisciplinary approaches and a dedicated thematic field to approach the wildlife/livestock interfaces and create opportunities to promote wildlife–livestock coexistence is emphasized. 

The concluding chapter presents perspectives and directions to better understanding disease dynamics at the wildlife/livestock interface, global change and implications for the future. The changing distribution of interfaces, ongoing human and environmental changes (e. g. climate warming, changes in animal production systems, etc.) and their likely impacts and consequences for the interfaces and disease transmission processes are all discussed.

About the authors

Prof. Joaquín Vicente is researcher at the National Wildlife Research Institute IREC (CSIC-Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha, Spain). His research interests include wildlife health and population monitoring, epidemiology and disease control at the animal interfaces. He currently coordinates ENETWILD and MAMMALNET projects, which aims to improve the European capacities for monitoring wildlife and support risk assessment of shared diseases.  Kurt C. VerCauteren, PhD, is a Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist with the National Wildlife Research Center of the United States Department of Agriculture.  His research interests include wildlife-human conflict, wildlife damage management and the wildlife component of One Health diseases. 
Prof. Christian Gortázar is the head of the SaBio (Health and Biotechnology) Research Group at the National Wildlife Research Institute IREC (CSIC-Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha) in Ciudad Real, Spain. His research interests include viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases of wildlife, with emphasis on the epidemiology and control of relevant infections shared with livestock and humans, such as tuberculosis.

Reviews

“This is a much-needed book that extensively discusses the current knowledge and research approaches, supported by real-life examples. The authors' intended audience is graduate students, university professors, scientists, and professionals.” (Becky Lynn Morrow, Doody's Book Reviews, September 3, 2021)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Host Community Interfaces: The Wildlife-Livestock

    Pages 3-32

    Vercauteren, Kurt C. (et al.)

  • Natural and Historical Overview of the Animal Wildlife-Livestock Interface

    Pages 33-89

    Vicente, Joaquín (et al.)

  • The Ecology of Pathogens Transmission at the Wildlife-Livestock Interface: Beyond Disease Ecology, Towards Socio-Ecological System Health

    Pages 91-119

    Garine-Wichatitsky, Michel (et al.)

  • Characteristics and Perspectives of Disease at the Wildlife-Livestock Interface in Europe

    Pages 123-149

    Gortázar, Christian (et al.)

  • Characteristics and Perspectives of Disease at the Wildlife-Livestock Interface in Asia

    Pages 151-180

    He, Hongxuan (et al.)

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eBook 117,69 €
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diseases at the Wildlife - Livestock Interface
Book Subtitle
Research and Perspectives in a Changing World
Editors
  • Joaquín Vicente
  • Kurt C. Vercauteren
  • Christian Gortázar
Series Title
Wildlife Research Monographs
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65365-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65365-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65364-4
Series ISSN
2366-8733
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 421
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour
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