Zika, A/H1N1 influenza, Chikungunya, SARS, Ebola ... We are being hit hard by the emergence or reemergence of a great many infectious diseases. What is the cause of this phenomenon? Could our modern lifestyle have something to do with it? In the light of the major epidemics that humanity has faced to date, what should we be preparing for in the future? What weapons do we have to protect ourselves? What is research doing?
This book provides clear answers to many very specific questions, validated by renowned infectious disease specialists and written in an accessible style.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian flu, Ebola virus or Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are increasingly attracting the attention of scientists, risk managers, the media and the general public. Specialists analyse the ecological, social, institutional and political dynamics associated with emerging infectious diseases. They show the challenges but also the opportunities taken up by the players faced with these diseases.
Que signifie l'épreuve du labyrinthe pour un rat ? Le fait de chercher à comprendre le point de vue des animaux pourrait inciter les chercheurs à modifier leurs pratiques.
Animal and plant production systems must propose new production models nowadays to contribute to the sustainable development of the planet. This educational and didactic methods guide can be used for a multi-criteria assessment of the sustainability of agriculture. How to choose the method and tools best suited to each situation? How and why to develop your own assessment method? How to consider agriculture in its different dimensions and scales? What are the pitfalls to be avoided?
This work is the first manual devoted specifically to rabbit biology. It recounts the history of the domestic rabbit and summarises current knowledge. It also makes concrete recommendations on rabbit breeding practices for both families and professionals and for pet rabbits.
How is climate change going to influence our day-to-day life? More alcoholic wines, greener dishes with less protein, creepy crawlies on the menu, more farmed fish in our trolleys, new tourist destinations, revolutionary transport, a changing landscape and a thermometer that goes off the scale, especially in the cities. Our day-to-day life should be very different in 2050! Written in a simple style that everyone can follow, without doom and gloom or denial, this book may well surprise you.
This issue summarises the knowledge acquired from all recent research into muscle and meat, including fish. It helps in understanding better the mechanisms determining the components of quality.
A reference work on feeding management of the beef cattle herd: from fundamentals to practical recommendations, taking account of the calving season and the forage management system.
How can food security be addressed whilst adapting to and mitigating climate change? What are the main threats weighing on southern agricultures? How do southern farmers respond to these threats? What does agronomic research propose? Which paths have yet to be explored?
This work answers these questions with a summary of some twenty research programmes conducted in miscellaneous countries and which relate to the entire planet.
The link between green tides, nitrogen flows and agriculture has been established, but which agroecological transitions suit the region and how do we embark on them with the stakeholders in question? To respond, the players rely on the results of the research programme ACASSYA "Support agroecological changes in livestock systems in coastal catchment areas".