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Can healthy ecosystems prevent future pandemics?

The degradation of our natural environment and changing behaviours have increased the risk of disease “spillover” from animals to humans.
When Jul 14, 2020
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Integrating the themes of global health (humans and animal), ecosystem resilience, biodiversity conservation, and food security, this online event will bring experts together to share their perspectives on how the risk of future pandemics can be reduced through a better understanding of the complex interactions between health and natural systems.


Professor Bhaskar Vira, Head of Department of Geography and Founder of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute.  


  • Dr Shailaja Fennell, University Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, University of Cambridge. 
  • Professor Kate Jones is Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity at University College London and Director of the Nature-Smart Centre in the Institute of Future Living. 
  • Dr Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi, University Lecturer in Public Heath, Cambridge Institute of Public Health. 
  • Professor James Wood, Head of Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge. 

Bookings can be done here.