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Symposium on Conservation and Disease, May 4-6, 2015

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On May 4-6, 2015, the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM),

the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and the Duke Tropical

Conservation Initiative (DTCI) will be hosting a Catalysis Meeting on

"Biodiversity, Conservation and Infectious Disease."



The goal of the meeting is to understand how conservation and changes in

biodiversity impact infectious disease risk in humans and wildlife. The

meeting will be composed of approximately 10 researchers from Research

Triangle universities (Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State, and NC Central),

with another 25 participants from outside the Triangle. All travel

expenses will be covered for non-Triangle participants. In building the

participant list, we seek a wide range of interests, approaches, and

experience levels. Thus, we welcome modeling approaches, field biologists,

and those with expertise in meta-analysis, and graduate students, postdocs,

and faculty. At the meeting, we will work toward specific outputs, which

will include a special "theme" issue in a high-impact journal that

synthesizes diverse views on this important topic, and development of

future working groups to investigate specific questions in greater depth.


For those wishing to participate in the Catalysis Meeting - including

scientists from the Research Triangle Universities - we ask that you fill

out a brief application at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/LuCWB5Vhgm



Hillary S Young

Noble Hall 2116

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

Phone: 805-893-4681


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