Biodiversity and Human Health

March 5th, 2010
Speaker: Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld

This lecture explores the role that biodiversity plays in protecting human health. Using Lyme disease and West Nile virus as models, Ostfeld describes how diverse animal populations minimize our exposure to emerging infectious diseases. Current threats to biodiversity include habitat loss, climate change, and the movement of invasive species.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343

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