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Why Biodiversity is Good for Our Health: Spring Lunch 2023


Please join our co-chairs and benefit committee for a Spring Luncheon at The University Club with Drs. Richard Ostfeld and Felicia Keesing in conversation with Dr. Joshua Ginsberg.

Conserving ecosystems with diverse plants and animals is an environmental issue and a health issue.

For several decades, Drs. Keesing and Ostfeld have explored how biodiversity shapes disease risk – with multiple studies showing high biodiversity reduces the spread of diseases that harm people, wildlife, livestock, and plants. Discover why biodiversity protects us from infectious disease and how environmental protection and health protection are linked.