The vulnerability of all Caribbean ecosystems to unwanted anthropogenic effects
is now higher than ever and requires judicious conservation measures to assure that the Caribbean continues to function as one of the world's premiere hotspots of biodiversity.
His areas of expertise include veterinary pathology (including whales and dolphin pathology) and pathogenesis of animal infectious diseases, and his research interests include infectious diseases and anthropogenic effects
(e.g., ship collision, sound, and fishing) on whales and dolphins.
Other anthropogenic effects
such as commercial whaling, ship strikes, fishing, chemical pollution and the destruction of habitat are contributing to the decline of marine mammal populations.
Globalization and population growth have produced an alarming increase in negative anthropogenic effects
on the ecosystem, setting the stage for increased contact with microbes previously hidden within remote regions.
"Theoretically," explains Tom Moorman, director of conservation planning for the group's Southern Regional Office, "if you had a healthy chunk of marsh when Katrina hit, that could have mitigated some of the damage." CONTACT: The Heat is Online, www.heatisonline.org; Kerry Emanuel, "Anthropogenic Effects
on Tropical Cyclone Activity," www.wind.mit.edu/-emanuel/panthro2.htm.
In the first place there is no doubt about anthropogenic effects
on the environment, some of which can be identified clearly.
Keywords: anthropogenic effects
, East-European Plain, migration, moose population density, soils, southern taiga, winter forage