Cafe Sci Cambridge: Is conservation good for your health?

Could conserving ecosystems help to prevent future disease outbreaks? From bats and Ebola to malaria mosquitoes, we’ll explore the latest research addressing this challenging question.
Date: 
Wed 17th Oct,
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Could conserving ecosystems help to prevent future disease outbreaks? From bats and Ebola to malaria mosquitoes, we’ll explore the latest research addressing this challenging question.

Rory Gibb is a PhD student in ecology, writer and journalist, currently based at University College London’s Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research. He is broadly interested in understanding how human activities are affecting wildlife and ecosystems, and his doctoral research focuses on predicting impacts of global environmental change on the transmission of zoonotic (animal-borne) diseases. His other work has focused on the applications of new technologies (e.g. acoustic sensors, animal tags) to monitor animals and environments. His writing on sound, music, culture and environment has recently been published in magazines including The Wire, The Quietus and CTM. 

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This is a free and non-ticketed event.
Doors open at 18:45 so arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Starts at 19:00 and finish around 20:30.
Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase from the cafe.