GROUPE DE COMMISSION DE L'UICN

IUCN CEM Human Health and Ecosystem Management Thematic Group

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Vue d'ensemble et description

Description:
Human Health and Ecosystem Management Human activity is rapidly transforming most of Earth’s natural systems. Based on this, we explore the relationships between human and ecosystem health, well-being ...

Human Health and Ecosystem Management Human activity is rapidly transforming most of Earth’s natural systems. Based on this, we explore the relationships between human and ecosystem health, well-being, and biodiversity, in their most complex forms. Integrating human health objectives into natural resource management promotes positive feedback and co-benefits between ecosystem health and biodiversity conservation and can provide programmatic advantages for organizations seeking public buy-in. The main priorities of our group are:
Identify the strength of relationships between disease emergence and its hypothesized drivers; and apply these relationships to models for ecological restoration and rewilding.
Determine the epidemiological, ecological and socio-economic indicators indispensable for the protection and/or reduction of disease risk of protected areas.
Justify the necessity to take into account the biodiversity and protected areas for the reduction of disease outbreaks. These include primary factors related to ecological and political aspects.
Evaluate epidemiological, ecological and socio-economic indicators involved in the risk of bidirectional transmission, outbreak and maintenance of diseases.

Leadership de groupe

Dr Paula PRIST

Lead

Dr. Paula Ribeiro Prist is a Research Scientist for Conservation and Health at EcoHealth Alliance, a global non-profit leading scientific research connecting human, animal and environmental health. Dr ...

Dr. Paula Ribeiro Prist is a Research Scientist for Conservation and Health at EcoHealth Alliance, a global non-profit leading scientific research connecting human, animal and environmental health. Dr. Paula Ribeiro Prist graduated from Mackenzie University, in São Paulo, Brazil, with a degree in biology, and completed Master and PhD degrees in Ecology, specifically, with landscape ecology, at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She also has a Pos-doc for the same Institution. Dr. Paula Ribeiro Prist has more than 10 years of experience working on the impacts of land use change on zoonotic diseases, such as Hantavirus. She has served as advisor to the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) for the COVID19 response group. Her current work focusses on forest restoration as a way to prevent zoonotic diseases and reduce biodiversity loss, and to understand how landscape configuration can affect the transmission risk of zoonotic diseases, so that we can plan healthier landscapes for humans, or landscapes with a low pathogenicity.

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Dr Renata MUYLAERT

Co-Lead

Dr. Muylaert is an ecologist working at the interface between mammal ecology, disease ecology, and biodiversity. She finished her Ph.D. in the Spatial Ecology and Conservation Lab (Unesp, Brazil) in ...

Dr. Muylaert is an ecologist working at the interface between mammal ecology, disease ecology, and biodiversity. She finished her Ph.D. in the Spatial Ecology and Conservation Lab (Unesp, Brazil) in December 2019. Since 2020 she works at the Molecular Epidemiology and Public Health lab (Massey University, Aotearoa New Zealand). Her leading research focuses on developing integrative methods to assess the risk of emerging zoonotic pathogens and maximise biological conservation. Her recent research includes improving distribution models for bats hosts of SARS-like coronavirus, contact networks in Uganda, landscape ecology, open data, and spatial-temporal dynamics of zoonoses. Open Science and teaching enthusiast.

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IUCN CEM Human Health and Ecosystem Management Thematic Group