Global change and infectious disease

Principal Investigators:

Mark L. Wilson, and Leslie A. Real

A major element underlying many emerging and reemerging infectious diseases is environmental change. This may be manifested through direct and intentional landscape changes(e.g. hydroelectric dams, agricultural development projects, irrigation, urban expansion, mining, deforestation), indirect habitat changes that favor transmission (e.g. increased vector breeding sites, evolution of virulence, or enhanced contact with infectious agents), and the possibility that other indirect abiotic effects including climate change might alter the intensity or... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group4th—8th May 2003Participant List  
Working Group18th—22nd January 2004Participant List  
Working Group26th—29th September 2004Participant List  
Working Group13th—16th March 2005Participant List  
Working Group9th—12th September 2005Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Jorge Ahumadaj.ahumada@conservation.orgUS Geological Survey (USGS)
Menno J. School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Andrew P. Dobsondobber@princeton.eduPrinceton University
Sunetra of Oxford
Simon of Oxford
Ellis McKenzieem225k@nih.govNational Institutes of Health
Leslie A. Reallreal@biology.emory.eduEmory University
Jeffrey Sachssachs@columbia.eduColumbia University
Burton H. Singersinger@princeton.eduPrinceton University
Katherine F. Smithk_smith@lifesci.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Mark L. Wilsonwilsonml@umich.eduUniversity of Michigan
M. Elizabeth Halloranmehallo@sph.emory.eduEmory University
Mercedes Pascualpascual@umich.eduUniversity of Michigan
David L. Smithsmitdave@mail.nih.govUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
Andrew F. of Edinburgh
Mario of Oxford
Xavier Rodoxrodo@pcb.ub.esUniversity of Barcelona
Gregory E. Glassgeglass@hotmail.comJohns Hopkins University

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Recker, Mario; Bouma, Menno J.; Bamford, Paul; Gupta, Sunetra; Dobson, Andrew P. 2009. Assessing the burden of pregnancy-associated malaria under changing transmission settings. Malaria Journal. Vol: 8. Pages 1-11. (Online version)
Journal Article Smith, Katherine F.; Dobson, Andrew P.; McKenzie, Ellis; Real, Leslie A.; Smith, David L.; Wilson, Mark L. 2005. Ecological theory to enhance infectious disease control and public health policy. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Vol: 3(1). Pages 29-37.
"Global change and infectious disease" is project ID: 2197