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Old 10-24-2012, 02:38 AM
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Default Overpopulation/population increase and higher rates of disease

Does anyone know of a scholarly article (peer-reviewed) that shows that and increase in population density, or over population results in an increased rate of disease spread, and an increase in the number of diseases?

I feel it's pretty straight forward, but I need a credible source on the topic and I cannot find one.

ALSO: make sure it's in regards to humans!
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:39 AM
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Overpopulation and Contagion

best i've found, but it's not very credible, as it's part of a right to life website, so it's likely it has bias
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:51 AM
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Is this for college/university? Sounds like an interesting topic by the way.
I'm not sure if this is for an assignment/essay but websites aren't looked at as being as good a source of information compared with peer reviewed books, research papers and articles.

If you don't mind waiting an hour or two I can access some databases through my University and link you up with some articles. I could PM them to you if I can't post the link to them on here directly.

Best of luck.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:51 AM
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Here you go: I found a similar article via JSTOR but this one should do:

Ecology of Increasing Disease, David Pimentel et al., Oct. 1998

(Someone may have copied and pasted the entire article to save people the trouble of paying fees to access databases.)


If you need other articles, PM me your email address and I'll send them to you, as many are PDF.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:11 AM
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It's more an issue of living conditions than overpopulation, though they often follow each other. Good luck with your project
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:09 PM
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google scholar or pubmed central are the way to go
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:36 PM
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Thanks Pali'Makto, I was using my University's library resources, which is basically worldcat for what I was doing. It let's me search peer-reviewed only articles, but I couldn't seem to get the search to work properly and still find articles. It would find only in other animals, and I couldn't figure out how to get the search terms correct. I'm sure worldcat has some peer-reviewed ones on the topic, but I couldn't seem to find them.

Thanks a bunch though, looking at the article right now!

Also, the essay is a scientific research paper on the importance of old-growth forests. It's supposed to be 10-15 pages, so if I can find a way to upload it, I will then if anyone is interested they can read it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:49 PM
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Thanks again Pali'Makto, was exactly what I needed. I even manged to find the same study in my University's online electronic resources library, so I got the citation too lol.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:57 PM
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Brilliant! No problem Theorist.

Yeah the search engines are a tad annoying. I only managed to find decent articles when I did a general search using all the databases instead of looking through topic specific databases. Also the order in which you use your topic words can bring up different results. If you play around with it Theorist you might be able to get better results. There are so many articles on the effect of overpopulation/population density on plants and animals, it's time consuming to find relavent ones that focus on humans.

I'll be interested to see how your essay turns out, I hope you can find a way to upload it, or maybe just email it.
As for the topic of your essay, I think it'll be exciting to see what findings you come up with, especially regarding the old growth forests and the link between the forests and urban density/overpopulation.
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The main problem with papers is that so many are hidden and you have to either be in a university or pay some extortionate amount to read them.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:32 PM
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The main problem with papers is that so many are hidden and you have to either be in a university or pay some extortionate amount to read them.
Exactly, like I've tried using google scholar, but a lot of times I can't actually get to the resource, so I'll have to search it through my university's library stuff.

It'd be nice if information were free, but I guess someone has to make a profit.
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"You think you're so clever and classless and free, but you're still ****ing peasants as far as I can see."

I wish I could take just one hour of what I experience out in nature, wrap it in a box, put a bow on it, and start handing out to people

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Exactly, like I've tried using google scholar, but a lot of times I can't actually get to the resource, so I'll have to search it through my university's library stuff.

It'd be nice if information were free, but I guess someone has to make a profit.
It would be very bad if science didn't get funding.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:37 AM
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^ Exactly.

Although I'm not too sure if the academic databases allocate much of the subscription fee earnings to the authors of the research papers.
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