Introductory Seminars for First-Year Students
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease in a Changing World
Infectious diseases are caused by live organisms embedded in ecological systems that respond to species interactions and environmental changes. Climate change, habitat destruction, land use change, species invasions, and extinctions are all shifting the ecological interactions that affect infectious disease transmission in humans, wildlife, livestock, and crops. Through popular and scientific reading and discussion, collaboration on group projects, and visits from guest speakers from the public health and ecology of infectious disease sectors, we will explore the often unexpected ways in which global change affects infectious diseases.
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