Check out Erin Mordecai's talk at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, on November 2 at 11:30 am. Location: CISAC Central Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St., Stanford, CA 94305. Here's what she'll be talking about:
Concerns are mounting that changes in climate, land use, species invasions, and connectivity are changing the global landscape of infectious diseases. Ecological complexity makes these anthropogenic effects on infectious disease difficult to predict. Using data-driven mathematical models, I will show how mosquito-transmitted diseases such as malaria, dengue, and chikungunya may shift with changing climate. I will then discuss sources of uncertainty and how ecological understanding can help to mitigate future shifts in disease risk. Finally, I will introduce the new Center for Disease Ecology, Health, and Development based at Stanford University, which will work to improve human health and well-being through ecological solutions to infectious disease.