The One Health concept is based on the idea that the well-being of animals, people, and ecosystems is intimately linked. Thus, the loss of biodiversity, increasing antibiotic resistance, and our production systems, among other factors, constitute risks that can alter the health of all living beings. Consequently, in a global and connected world, proposals for improvement must necessarily be comprehensive. These and other ideas are analysed in issue 114 of Mètode, «One world, one health».
The monograph is coordinated by Teresa L. Thompson (University of Dayton, USA) and approaches One Health from a multidisciplinary perspective. Articles focus on the role of communication studies in the development and application of the One Health framework, the relationship between diverse ecosystems and human health, zoonoses, and the monitoring of antibiotic resistance through wildlife. Contributors to the issue include Maria K. Lapinski, Matthew Seeger, Deanna Sellnow, Timothy Sellnow, and Teresa L. Thompson herself, as well as Victoria Ledford, Xiaoli Nan, Fernando Valladares, Júlia Vergara-Alert, Laila Darwich, and Rafael A. Molina-López. The illustrations, by the artist JARR, also evoke 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 op-ed by Hans Peter Peters, editor of the journal Public Understanding of Science, and texts on issues such as Japanese primatology, the need to educate young people about the concept of degrowth, the impact of the pandemic on climate change news, and the influence of Lamarck in Spain. The issue is completed with a new edition of «Science stories» by Gemma Marfany, an interview with Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (former president of the European Research Council) and the usual sections by contributors such as Esther Samper, Xurxo Mariño, and Roberto García Roa, among others.