The theme for the 2019 Triangle Global Health Annual Conference  was One Health: Creating our Shared Future – Humans, Animals, and the Environment.  Michelle Pender presented on Biodiversity, Land Use Change, and Human Health: Evidence from Northeastern Madagascar 

Michelle Pender presents research findings from Madagascar

The close relationship between humans, animals and the environment, rapid changes to the environment through land use and climate change  make it vitally important to understand how ecosystem changes influence biodiversity and human health, and to identify actions that can improve conservation, while also improving human health. We are investigating how human activities alter ecological communities and influence infectious disease risk near Marojejy National Park in northeastern Madagascar.

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