Foreword by Andre A. Dhondt and Preface 1: Jennifer C. Owen, Dana M. Hawley and Kathryn P. Huyvaert: A bird's eye view of avian disease ecology 2: Jennifer C. Owen, James S. Adelman and Amberleigh E. Henschen: The nature of host-pathogen interactions 3: Amberleigh E. Henschen and James S. Adelman: Ecoimmunology 4: Andrea K. Townsend and Dana M. Hawley: Behavior shapes infectious disease dynamics in birds 5: Camille Bonneaud: Host-pathogen evolution and coevolution in avian systems 6: Jenny C. Dunn, Dana M. Hawley, Kathryn P. Huyvaert and Jennifer C. Owen: Fitness effects of parasite infections in birds 7: Kathryn P. Huyvaert: Wild bird populations in the face of disease 8: Karen D. McCoy: Community-level interactions and disease dynamics 9: Maureen H. Murray and Sonia M. Hernandez: Land use change and avian disease dynamics 10: Richard J. Hall: Climate change and avian disease 11: Alan B. Franklin, Sarah N. Bevins and Susan A. Shriner: Pathogens from wild birds at the wildlife-agriculture interface 12: Sarah Hamer and Gabriel Hamer: Pathogen transmission at the expanding bird-human interface 13: Dana M. Hawley, Kathryn P. Huyvaert and Jennifer C. Owen: A flight path forward for avian infectious disease ecology
Jennifer C. Owen is Assistant Professor at the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, USA. The overall theme of her disease ecology and ecoimmunology research program is to i) assess how stressors affect a bird's immune system and ii) the role of wild birds in the maintenance, transmission, and spread of pathogens, particularly zoonotic pathogens (i.e. ones that are borne by animals but transmissible to humans). She has published papers on avian ecoimmunology, physiology, and disease ecology, including papers on a variety of avian diseases and pathogens such as Newcastle Disease virus, avian influenza virus, West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis virus, and Anaplasma phagocytophilium. Dana M. Hawley is Professor of Biological Sciences at the Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech University, USA. Her research program at the Hawley Lab investigates the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that underlie host susceptibility, pathogen virulence, and transmission. She approaches disease ecology from a multi-disciplinary perspective in order to understand how individual physiology, pathogen virulence, social behavior, and environmental context all interact to influence infectious disease dynamics. Kathryn P. Huyvaert is a Professor at the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University, USA where she has worked since 2007. Her research interests are diverse with foci in wildlife disease ecology and conservation.
This textbook nicely summarizes avian disease ecology in its widest
sense. It is an optimal choice of undergraduate and graduate
students of biology but would also appeal to a broad range of
ecologists, conservationists, parasitologists, behavioural
ecologists, and wildlife biologists. * Conservation Biology *
offers a relatively easy-going introduction and overview of this fascinating - and often very relevant - subject. * Stephen Menzie, British Birds *