Title

Human health and forested ecosystems: Exploring historical transitions of diseases and perceptions

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Millpress

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Natural Sciences, Centre for Ecosystem Management

RAS ID

3418

Comments

This article was originally published as: Gilles, M., & Horwitz, P. (2005). Human health and forested ecosystems. Proceedings of 6th National Conference of the Australian Forest History Society Inc. (pp. 193-199). Augusta, Western Australia. Millpress.

Abstract

This paper examines the relationships between human health and the health of eco-systems from a historical perspective, by summarizing first the changing nature of human diseases over the last century, and then the changing perceptions of illness. A section detailing the relation-ships between emergent diseases and environmental change is followed by examples of forest change and human health in Australia, highlighting particular features of forest management that are related to human health issues. The paper makes a prognosis for future perceptions of the significance of this relationship

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