Interested in learning more about disease ecology and conservation medicine? Join your colleagues and friends at the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
Disease Ecology provides an overview of the principles of conservation medicine and disease ecology, with an emphasis on the effect of disease on human, wildlife and domestic animal and ecosystem health. It examines the impact of disease on biodiversity and rates of extinction, as well as the rise of emergent diseases as a result of various environmental factors.
Mondays, Feb. 27, Mar. 5, 19, 26, Apr. 2 (5 sessions, 6:10-8:10PM, skip Mar. 12 – Spring Break)
Peter Daszak, PhD is a disease ecologist in the field of conservation medicine, Dr. Peter Daszak is president of EcoHealth Alliance – a global organization dedicated to conservation science that links ecology and the health of humans and wildlife. Dr. Daszak first came to EcoHealth Alliance as the the Executive Director of EcoHealth Alliance’s Consortium for Conservation Medicine (CCM), the first formal inter-institutional partnership to link conservation and disease ecology. Dr. Daszak’s research has been instrumental in revealing and predicting the impacts of emerging diseases in global hot spot regions worldwide. He has also consulted for other non-profit organizations and governmental agencies such as the OIE ad hoc working group on amphibian diseases, the National Academy of Sciences, U.S. Department of the Interior, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, National Institutes of Health, Australian Biosecurity CRC, DIVERSITAS, Society for Conservation Biology, and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
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This course is part of CERC’s Certificate Program in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability. Courses may be taken on an individual basis or you may pursue the full 12-course Certificate.