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Epidemiology & Ecotoxicology

An important part of the mission of BioScience, the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, is to publish assessments of how the biosphere, drastically altered as it is by humans, influences human health and disease. This page includes links to a variety of past articles exploring that connection.

Molecules of Keystone Significance: Crucial Agents in Ecology and Resource Management
Ryan P. Ferrer and Richard K. Zimmer

Oil Impacts on Coastal Wetlands: Implications for the Mississippi River Delta Ecosystem after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Irving A. Mendelssohn, Gary L. Andersen, Donald M. Baltz, et al.

Rethinking the Origin of Chronic Diseases
Mohammadali M. Shoja, R. Shane Tubbs, Alireza Ghaffari, et al.

Wetlands as Settings for Human Health: Incorporating Ecosystem Services and Health Impact Assessment into Water Resource Management
Pierre Horwitz and C. Max Finlayson

Empowering Citizen Scientists: The Strength of Many in Monitoring Biologically Active Environmental Contaminants
Alan S. Kolok, Heiko L. Schoenfuss, Catherine R. Propper, et al.

The Challenges of Integrating Oxidative Stress into Life-history Biology
Caroline Isaksson, Ben C. Sheldon and Tobias Uller

Biodiversity Loss Affects Global Disease Ecology
Montira J. Pongsiri, Joe Roman, Vanessa O. Ezenwa, et al.

Molecular Tools and the Biology of Low-dose Effects
Carmel E. Mothersill, Richard W. Smith and Colin B. Seymour

Commonality in Signaling of Endocrine Disruption from Snail to Human
Taisen Iguchi and Yoshinao Katsu

Roach, Sex, and Gender-Bending Chemicals: The Feminization of Wild Fish in English Rivers
Charles R. Tyler and Susan Jobling

Meeting the Challenges of Aquatic Vertebrate Ecotoxicology
Michael J. Carvan III, John P. Incardona and Matthew L. Rise

West Nile Virus Revisited: Consequences for North American Ecology
Shannon L. LaDeau, Peter P. Marra, A. Marm Kilpatrick, et al.

Deforestation, Mosquitoes, and Ancient Rome: Lessons for Today
Lara O'Sullivan, Andrew Jardine, Angus Cook, et al.

The Molecular Biology Toolbox and Its Use in Basic and Applied Insect Science
Michel Cusson

Functional Genomics and a New Era in Radiation Biology and Oncology
Sally A. Amundson

Controlling Ticks and Tick-borne Zoonoses with Biological and Chemical Agents
Richard S. Ostfeld, Amber Price, Victoria L. Hornbostel, et al.