Mètode looks at the interconnections of one health in its new issue

  • Mètode
  • September 5th, 2022
A cat and the Mètode journal

The concept of One Health is based on the idea that the welfare of animals, people and ecosystems is intimately linked. Thus, the loss of biodiversity, increasing antibiotic resistance, our production systems, among other factors, constitute risks that can alter the health of all living beings. Therefore, in a global and connected world, proposals for improvement must necessarily be inclusive. These and other ideas are discussed in issue 114 of MètodeOne World, One Health.

The monograph is coordinated by Teresa L. Thompson (University of Dayton, USA) and approaches one health from a multidisciplinary perspective. Thus, we find articles on the role of communication studies in the development and implementation of the One Health concept, the relationship between diverse ecosystems and human health, zoonoses, and the monitoring of antibiotic resistance through wildlife. Contributors to the issue include Maria K. LapinskiMatthew SeegerDeanna SellnowTimothy Sellnow, and Teresa L. Thompson herself, as well as Victoria LedfordXiaoli NanFernando ValladaresJúlia Vergara-AlertLaila Darwich and Rafael A. Molina-López. The illustrations, by the artist JARR, also refer us to the imaginary threads that intertwine our wellbeing with that of animals and our environment. 

Primatology, degrowth and Lamarck

Issue 114 of Mètode also includes an article by Hans Peter Peters, editor of the journal Public Understanding of Science, and articles that address issues such as primatology in Japan, the need to educate young people about degrowth, the impact of the pandemic on the news about climate change and the influence of Lamarck in Spain.  The issue is completed with a new edition of “Contes de ciència” (Valencian for Science stories) by Gemma Marfany, an interview with Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (former president of the European Research Council) and the usual section by contributors and collaborators such as Esther SamperXurxo Mariño and Roberto García Roa, among others.