Biodiversity and Human Health brings together leading thinkers on the global environment and biomedicine to explore the human health consequences of the loss of biological diversity. Based on a two-day conference sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution, the book opens a dialogue among experts from the fields of public health, biology, epidemiology, botany, ecology, demography, and pharmacology on this vital but often neglected concern.
This is a compilation of papers presented at a conference in April 1995 that explored the human health consequences of the loss of biological diversity.
Grifo, Francesca and Joshua Rosenthal, eds. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1996.