Accession Number : ADA019544

Title :   Ecological and Aerospace Medical Aspects of Virus Diseases. Part III. Mammalogical, Ornithological and Plant Ecology Studies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Hanson,Robert P. ; Yuill,Thomas M.

Report Date : OCT 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 236

Abstract : Disease causing agents are as real a part of tropical ecosystems as are the more conspicuous vertebrate, invertebrate and plant members. Tropical ecosystems are complex and man-induced modification may lead to increased disease prevalence. Prediction of disease problems related to ecological perturbation rests on understanding the composition and function of the ecosystem. Changes in populations of wild vertebrate reservoirs and insect vectors are the key to changes in disease incidence. The studies presented in this section represent an effort to describe the bird and mammal communities found in primary and secondary forests and associated agricultural clearings. Important information about the occurrence of certain pathogenic agents was also obtained.

Descriptors :   *Ecology, *Disease vectors, *Wildlife, *Tropical regions, Forests, Mammals, Birds, Plants(Botany), Vertebrates, Invertebrates, Pathogenic microorganisms, Colombia, South America

Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
      Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE