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Human health, well-being and global ecological scenarios

Butler, Colin, Corvalan, Carlos F. and Koren, Hillel S. 2005, Human health, well-being and global ecological scenarios, Ecosystems, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 153-162, doi: 10.1007/s10021-004-0076-0.

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Title Human health, well-being and global ecological scenarios
Author(s) Butler, Colin
Corvalan, Carlos F.
Koren, Hillel S.
Journal name Ecosystems
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 153
End page 162
Publisher Springer New York
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2005-03
ISSN 1432-9840
1435-0629
Summary This article categorizes four kinds of adverse effects to human health caused by ecosystem change: direct, mediated, modulated, and systems failure. The effects are categorized on their scale, complexity, and lag-time. Some but not all of these can be classified as resulting from reduced ecosystem services. The articles also explores the impacts that different socioeconomic–ecologic scenarios are likely to have on human health and how changes to human health may, in turn, influence the unfolding of four different plausible future scenarios. We provide examples to show that our categorization is a useful taxonomy for understanding the complex relationships between ecosystems and human well-being and for predicting how future ecosystem changes may affect human health.

Notes Published online: 22 February 2005
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10021-004-0076-0
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005 Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004241

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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