Infectious Diseases, Livestock, and Climate: A Vicious Cycle?

Vanessa O. Ezenwa, David J. Civitello, Brandon T. Barton, Daniel J. Becker, Maris Brenn-White, Aimée T. Classen, Sharon L. Deem, Zoë E. Johnson, Susan Kutz, Matthew Malishev, Rachel M. Penczykowski, Daniel L. Preston, J. Trevor Vannatta, Amanda M. Koltz

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Ruminant livestock are a significant contributor to global methane emissions. Infectious diseases have the potential to exacerbate these contributions by elevating methane outputs associated with animal production. With the increasing spread of many infectious diseases, the emergence of a vicious climate–livestock–disease cycle is a looming threat.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)959-962
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2020


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