Symposium Biodervisity : Disease, Ecology & Planetary Health

The Role of Biodiversity in Disease, Ecology and Planetary Health

Globally, three-quarters of all emerging diseases are zoonotic in origin and represent an increasing burden on the health and well-being of humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. The key human behaviors, wildlife behaviors, ecological conditions, and landscape features increase the risks of interspecific disease transmission. The impact of anthropogenic changes place people and wildlife in ecosystems at increased risk of pathogen exchange.

Chaired by Thomas Gillespie, Associate Professor at Emory University, the symposium is organized into four interactive sessions with discussions between international keynote leaders from France and the United States on diverse issues linked to the topic of biodiversity. These discussions will be followed by an interactive Q&A session that will provide an opportunity to engage with faculty as they share their perspectives and personal experiences.

This event is co-organized by the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States and Emory University.

ROLE OF BIODIVERSITY IN DISEASE, ECOLOGY AND PLANITARY HEALTH

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 I 1:35 P.M TO 6 P.M

EMORY UNIVERSITY, COX BALLROOM

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