Health of Antarctic Wildlife: A Challenge for Science and Policy

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Knowles R. Kerry, Martin Riddle
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 29, 2009 - Science - 470 pages
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comprehensively up to date. We are most grateful to these authors and to those we recruited to write the additional chapters necessary to fill the significant gaps. We acknowledge also the sacrifice of some who presented results of original research and have thus suffered a longer time than usual to publication. The timing of publication however has provided the opportunity to highlight recent discussions and resolutions made within the Antarctic Treaty forum to protect wildlife against disease and to include responses by Government and non-Government operators in Antarctica. These developments mostly followed from the Workshop on Diseases of Antarctic Wildlife. The book comprises 17 chapters presented in two parts. Wildlife disease consists of reviews, case studies and health assessments, and External factors covers the environmental, administrative and legal aspects. Each chapter is complete and c- tains all references. Six important documents are provided as Appendices. These present methods, reviews and other documents which are referred to in one or more chapters but are not readily available. There are many related topics we have been unable to cover that would enhance the understanding of health and disease processes in Antarctica. While we ackno- edge their importance they are outside the scope of the present volume. Such topics include epidemiology, new and emerging infectious diseases and the effects of climate change. These topics are referred to in the various chapters where ref- ences to source material are given.
 

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Contents

An Introduction
1
Diseases of Antarctic Seabirds
35
Diseases and Parasites of Antarctic and SubAntarctic Seals 57
56
Infectious Bursal Disease Virus and Antarctic Birds
95
Investigation of the 1998 Mass Mortality Event
113
Health Assessment and Diseases of the Weddell seal
139
Health Assessment of the Leopard Seal Hydrurga leptonyx
167
Environmental Administrative and Legal
193
An Operators Perspective 231
237
Measuring Stress in Antarctic Seals
263
Sewage Disposal and Wildlife Health in Antarctica
271
The International Legal Framework for Protecting
317
Appendix A Protocols for Collection of Samples
351
Appendix B Protocols for Collecting Samples
365
Report on the OpenEnded Intersessional
373
Appendix E Report on the OpenEnded Intersessional
413

Mike Pookcsiro
194
Antarctic Climate Weather and the Health of Antarctic Wildlife 195
201
National Antarctic Programs and Their Impact
211
Elaine Prior
230
Appendix F Unusual Animal Mortality Response Plan
429
Taxonomic Index
467
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