Peter Daszak - November 10, 2008
Executive Director, Consortium for Conservation Medicine, New York
"Using Ecological Approaches to Understand and Predict Emerging Diseases"
8:00 PM Monday, November 10, 2008
A proflific researcher on the taxonomy, pathology, and conservation impact of parasitic diseases, Dr. Daszak is an award-winning scientist whose work highlights the link between global trade and disease emergence, a process known as pathogen pollution.
"Why Do Emerging Diseases Like SARS and West Nile Happen and What Can We Do to Stop Them?"
3:10 PM Monday, November 10, 2008
Gallagher Business Building 123
You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Peter Daszak. Since earning his Ph.D. in parasitology, he has been a prolific researcher on the taxonomy, pathology, and conservation impact of parasitic diseases. In collaboration with groups in Britain, Australia, and the United States, he discovered chytridiomycosis, a previously unknown fungal disease of amphibians that is a major cause of frog population declines globally and may be transmitted by bull frogs. This discovery highlights the link that has been shown to exist between global trade and disease emergence, a process known as pathogen pollution.
A teacher in American and British universities, Dr. Daszak has served on committees of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the World Health Organization, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Department of the Interior. He is the author of many scientific papers. Currently, he is co-authoring a popular science book on emerging wildlife diseases. His work has been the focus of extensive media coverage in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Washington Post, and U.S. News & World Report. He has appeared on CNN, ABC, NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” and NPR’s “Morning Edition.”