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Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Panel Discussion

Overhead drone photo of rainforest with exposed red soil from deforestation. J. McCarter/© AMNH
Emerging diseases, biodiversity, and human wellbeing: links and opportunities

How did the COVID-19 pandemic arise? What are the ecological drivers of disease emergence, and how do human actions fit in? What role have bats played in emerging diseases, and how can studying bat evolution help us be better prepared? In this panel discussion moderated by CBC Director Dr. Ana Porzecanski, we’ll explore these questions and more to illuminate how the conservation of biodiversity can create opportunities to support human wellbeing.

The discussion will be followed by audience Q&A. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Panelists

  • Kevin Olival Vice President for Research, EcoHealth Alliance
  • Liliana Dávalos Professor of Conservation Biology, Stony Brook University
  • Eleanor Sterling Jaffe Chief Conservation Scientist, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, AMNH
  • moderated by Ana Luz Porzecanski, Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, AMNH

Time & Date

10:30 - 11:35 AM EDT on Friday, October 9, 2020

This event is organized as a part of the virtual Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York 2020 (SCCS-NY).