Biodiversity and emerging infectious diseases
Type of Structure: program
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: FutureEarth,
Child Organisations:
Duration : 0 to present
Contact Address: no office contact defined

General information and objectives

ecoHEALTH explores the links between global environmental change and health for the planet and society.

The research challenges that ecoHEALTH explores in the field of biodiversity and emerging infectious diseases are as follow:

  • Monitoring infectious diseases' dynamic related parameters and establishment of surveillance systems taking into account pathogen agents' diversity and dynamics, wildlife and livestock diversity, environmental factors;

  • Role of biodiversity in providing new zoonotic disease agents that affect human health with an emphasis on anthropological environmental change drivers and evolutionary processes. Similarities with exotic species invasions will also be explored;

  • Direct impact of anthropogenic environmental changes, including biodiversity changes, on infectious diseases' ecology and emergence;

  • Economic impact of disease emergence and consequences for biodiversity and ecosystem services valuation;

  • Relationships between biodiversity conservation and public health.

For further details, link to the ecoHEALTH Home Page

Last update: 2/18/15
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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