Biodiversity and health: Lessons and recommendations from an interdisciplinary conference to advise Southeast Asian research, society and policy

Walther Bruno Andreas, Boëte Christophe, Binot Aurélie, By Youlet, Cappelle Julien, Carrique-Mas Juan, Chou Monidarin, Furey Neil M., Kim Sothea, Lajaunie Claire, Lek Sovan, Méral Philippe, Neang Malyne, Tan Boon-Huan, Walton Catherine, Morand Serge. 2016. Biodiversity and health: Lessons and recommendations from an interdisciplinary conference to advise Southeast Asian research, society and policy. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 40 : pp. 29-46.

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Quartile : Q2, Sujet : INFECTIOUS DISEASES

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Thème(s) HCERES des revues (en SHS) : Anthropologie-Ethnologie

Abstract : Southeast Asia is an economic, biodiverse, cultural and disease hotspot. Due to rapid socio-economic and environmental changes, the role of biodiversity and ecosystems for human health ought to be examined and communicated to decision-makers and the public. We therefore summarized the lessons and recommendations from an interdisciplinary conference convened in Cambodia in 2014 to advise Southeast Asian societies on current research efforts, future research needs, and to provide suggestions for improved education, training and science–policy interactions. First, we reviewed several examples of the important role of ecosystems as 'sentinels' in the sense that potentially harmful developments for human health become first apparent in ecosystem components. Other ecosystem services which also benefit human well-being are briefly summarized. Second, we summarized the recommendations of the conference's roundtable discussions and added recent developments in the science–policy interface. The recommendations were organized along five themes: Ethical and legal considerations; implementation of the One Health approach; education, training, and capacity building; future research priorities; and potential science–policy interactions. While the role of biodiversity for human health needs further research, especially for zoonoses and emerging diseases, many direct and indirect benefits to human health are already apparent, but have yet to filter down to the science–policy interface in order to influence legislation and enforcement. Therefore, efforts to strengthen the interface in Southeast Asia should become a high priority in order to strengthen the health and resilience of Southeast Asian societies. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Santé publique, Santé animale, Politique sanitaire, Écosystème, Biodiversité, Formation, services écosystémiques, Résistance aux antibiotiques, Évolution

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Asie du Sud-Est

Classification Agris : L70 - Veterinary science and hygiene - General aspects
000 - Other themes
P01 - Nature conservation and land resources

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 4 (2014-2018) - Santé des animaux et des plantes

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Walther Bruno Andreas, Taipei Medical University (TWN)
  • Boëte Christophe, Université Aix-Marseille (FRA)
  • Binot Aurélie, CIRAD-ES-UPR AGIRs (THA) ORCID: 0000-0002-0295-4241
  • By Youlet, Fondation Mérieux (FRA)
  • Cappelle Julien, CIRAD-ES-UPR AGIRs (KHM) ORCID: 0000-0001-7668-1971
  • Carrique-Mas Juan, Oxford University (GBR)
  • Chou Monidarin, Taipei Medical University (TWN)
  • Furey Neil M., Fauna and Flora International (KHM)
  • Kim Sothea, University of Health Sciences of Cambodia (KHM)
  • Lajaunie Claire, INSERM (FRA)
  • Lek Sovan, University of Health Sciences of Cambodia (KHM)
  • Méral Philippe, IRD (FRA)
  • Neang Malyne, Royal University of Agriculture (KHM)
  • Tan Boon-Huan, Université National de Singapour (SGP)
  • Walton Catherine, University of Manchester (GBR)
  • Morand Serge, CIRAD-ES-UPR AGIRs (LAO) ORCID: 0000-0003-3986-7659

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