Sustainability Series: Impact on the Emergence of Zoonotic Epidemics

Here is an open invitation to join the Sustainability Series’ upcoming meeting to discuss Population and Land Use Impact on the Emergence of Zoonotic Epidemics.  

The rate of emergence of epidemics caused by zoonotic pathogens is increasing due to the intensification of contact between humans, disease vectors and wildlife. Several factors contribute to the increase in contact, one common driver being the expansion of human populations into ecosystems that are a habitat for infected wildlife or vectors such as mosquitos and ticks that are efficient transmitters of disease.

As you will hear, not all zoonotic epidemics arise in Asia but are increasingly prevalent in the U.S. Lyme disease is an example zoonotic disease that has become all too familiar in the N.E. of the U.S.

Dr. Shannon LaDeau from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY will speak on the ecological factors that are associated with vector borne diseases in the north-east of the U.S.

Dave Gardner from the non-profit, World Population Balance, will give us insights into the linkage between population and pandemics and other environmental consequences of the world population of almost 8 billion.
When: Dec 9, 2020 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Where: Zoom Conference Webinar
Registration: Please register for the event beforehand via the URL link below: