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Human health, well-being, and global ecological scenarios

Butler, Colin; Corvalan, Carlos; Koren, Hillel S


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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecosystems
DOI: 10.1007/s10021-004-0076-0


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