Finches, Dogs, Lions and Zika: An Ecologist Looks at Emerging Disease

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Mississippi Room, Coffman Union

Prof. Dobson provided quantitative estimates of levels of pathogen diversity in natural communities, illustrating the relative insignificance of ‘discovering’ new viruses, and described the factors that determine successful emergence and subsequent evolution in a well-studied avian pathogen. He concluded with an analysis of the current and future dynamics of Zika virus and its response to potential control methods. 

Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, Center for Infectious Disease Research & Prevention (CIDRAP), the Institute on the Environment (IonE), and the Food Protection and Defense Institute.

Jessica Hellmann, PhD
Director, Institute on the Environment
Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
University of Minnesota 

Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)
Regents Professor
McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Professor, Technological Leadership Institute
Adjunct Professor, Medical School
University of Minnesota 

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Andrew Dobson, DPhil, has been at the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton for 25 years; he is also external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico, and A.D. White Visiting Professor at Cornell University. His work focuses on the population dynamics of parasites and pathogens in Serengeti, Yellowstone, the coast of California, the Canadian Arctic, and the backyards of New England. Prof. Dobson is an elected Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science and the Ecological Society of America, and has over 200 published papers and books.