Dr. Mercedes Pascual

Rosemary Grant Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

11am-11:30am Lunch + Meet and Greet 
11:30-1:00 Presentation and Discussion

630 W 168th Street - P&S Amphitheater 1 

“Climate forcing and the population dynamics of infectious diseases in changing human landscapes”

Dr. Pascual's research employs mathematical and computation models to understand the population dynamics of infectious diseases, their response to changing environments, and their interplay with pathogen diversity.  This talk will explore the influence of climate variability on water-borne and vector-borne diseases by using cholera in Bangladesh and desert malaria in northwest India as case studies.  Results illustrate the clear role played by climate variability as a major driver of the population dynamics of both diseases, while also underscoring the increasing need to understand this role in the context of changing human ‘landscapes.’

 

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