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EcoHealth: How does environmental change affect wildlife and human health?

Last update: : Friday 27 September 2019, by Nicolas Busser

Presented by: Simone Sommer, University of Ulm, Germany
Date: Thursday 10th October 2019, 13:00-14:30
Place: Amphithéàtre Grünewald, Bâtiment 25

Anthropogenic environmental change and loss of biodiversity and associated shifts in contact probability between wildlife, livestock and humans has been shown to increase the infection prevalence in wildlife reservoirs and drive zoonotic diseases. However, despite recent advances in theoretical concepts and mathematical models, empirical data concerning the ecological and genomic drivers of pathogen transmission in wild animal populations, especially from the tropics, remain scarce. In my talk, I will introduce empirical scenarios by which human-induced landscape change can have significant effects on host ecology, immune competence and microbiome composition driving pathogen transmission and infection susceptibility.