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Big Biology Podcast Live: Is Biodiversity Good For Our Health?


Join us for a live taping of the podcast Big Biology, and discover how diverse ecosystems affect disease risk for people, wildlife, and plants.

Having a diversity of plants and animals around us makes the world a richer, more interesting place. But can diversity also be good for our health?

Hosts Marty Martin and Art Woods will conduct a live conversation with ecologists Drs. Felicia Keesing and Rick Ostfeld. Among the questions they will explore: Why does biodiversity influence disease transmission? And how can we harness these effects to protect human health and advance conservation goals?

Big Biology is a podcast that tells the stories of scientists tackling some of the biggest unanswered questions in biology. An edited version of this event will become an episode that will be available on iTunes & Google Play.

Registration for general admission is required; seating is first come, first served. Registration does not guarantee a seat inside the auditorium.

Aldo Leopold Society members may contact Vicki Doyle for reserved seating at (845) 677-7600 x203 or