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Field Guides

By Nico Preston, PhD (2023 | Copyleft | CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Guide Series

This is a collection of field guides for Paramedicine.

What's a Field Guide?

When classifying organisms in nature:

"A field guide helps identify your subject, compare among those within a category, and distinguish between seemingly similar options" (Unknown)

This quote relays what I hope to convey through this guide. I was inspired as a young disease ecologist by ecosystem guides that included not only the organisms themselves but their broader ecology, seasonality, functional role, connectedness to other organisms, and spatiotemporal distribution. These analogies hold for a paramedicine scientist needing an ecosystem of interoperable tools.