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Assessing the vulnerability of eco-environmental health to climate change

Tong, Shilu, Mather, Peter, FitzGerald, Gerard, McRae, David, Verrall, Ken, & Walker, Dylan (2010) Assessing the vulnerability of eco-environmental health to climate change. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7(2), pp. 546-564.

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Abstract

There is an urgent need to assess the vulnerability of eco-environmental health to climate change. This paper aims to provide an overview of current research, to identify knowledge gaps, and to propose future research needs in this challenging area. Evidence shows that climate change is affecting and will, in the future, have more (mostly adverse) impacts on ecosystems. Ecosystem degradation, particularly the decline of the life support systems, will undoubtedly affect human health and wellbeing. Therefore, it is important to develop a framework to assess the vulnerability of eco-environmental health to climate change, and to identify appropriate adaptation strategies to minimize the impact of climate change.

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ID Code: 37817
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: climate change, eco-environmental health, impact, vulnerability
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph7020546
ISSN: 1660-4601
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors [Licensee Molecular Diversity Preservation International, Basel, Switzerland]
Copyright Statement: This article is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2010 10:02
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:23

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