Ecology of infectious disease: Roles of biodiversity, biotic interactions, and global change

Principal Investigators:

Richard S. Ostfeld

Emerging infectious diseases plague humans thoughout the world, but the ability of scientists to anticipate and prevent epidemics is severely limited. Forecasting disease outbreaks will require a better understanding of the ecological interactions among pathogens, vectors, hosts, reservoirs, humans, and their environments. The goals of this Working Group are to describe the general patterns and principles that characterize the roles of biodiversity, biotic interactions, and global change in the dynamics of disease; and to organize and synthesize... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group28th—29th October 1998Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Ottar N. Bjornstadonb1 [at] psu.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
James E. Childsjameschilds [at] comcast.netCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
Andrew P. Dobsondobber [at] princeton.eduPrinceton University
Paul W. EwaldAmherst College
Robert D. Holtrdholt [at] ufl.eduUniversity of Kansas
Stephen J. O'Brienobrien [at] ncifcrf.govNational Cancer Institute
Richard S. Ostfeldrostfeld [at] ecostudies.orgCary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Alison G. Poweragp4 [at] cornell.eduCornell University
Leslie A. Reallreal [at] biology.emory.eduEmory University
Mark L. Wilsonwilsonml [at] umich.eduUniversity of Michigan
Byron L. WoodNASA Ames Research Center

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"Ecology of infectious disease: Roles of biodiversity, biotic interactions, and global change" is project ID: 2076