(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Genetics : a new landscape for medical geography

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CARREL M. (1) ; EMCH M. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, University of Iowa, Iowa city, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Geography , Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, ETATS-UNIS


This article explores the role of landscape in medical geography, the emergent field of landscape genetics, and the great potential that exists in the combination of these two disciplines. Through the example of the spread of the avian influenza in Vietnam, it argues that this discipline can enhance medical geographic studies of local-level disease environments with quantitative tests of how human–environment interactions influence pathogenic characteristics. In turn, such analyses can expand theories of disease diffusion to the molecular scale and distinguish the important factors in ecologies of disease that drive genetic change of pathogens


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 103, no6 [pp. 1452-1467]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 4 tabl.




Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00045608.2013.784102

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