"Advanced Technologies in Earth Sciences" is based on the German Geoscientific Research and Development Programme "GEOTECHNOLOGIEN" funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG). This programme comprises a nationwide network of transdisciplinary research projects and incorporates numerous universities, non-universitry research facilities and companies.
a world where health threats range from AIDS and bioterrorism to
an epidemic of obesity, the need for an effective public health system is as
urgent as it has ever been. An effective public health system requires
well-educated public health professionals. Public health professionals receive
education and training in a wide range of disciplines, come from a
variety of professions, work in many types of settings, and are engaged in
numerous kinds of activities; however, all public health professionals
share a focus on population-level health.
Exploring the implementation of participatory, multistakeholder, and transdisciplinary ecosystem health research, Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems combines the latest theories in complexity and management with practical tools and approaches for sustainable rural development research. Although the text focuses on smallholder farming communities in the central highlands of Kenya, the material discussed can be-and has been-effectively applied to agroecosystems in many other parts of the world.