The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
1 Park Place, Suite 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
"Land Use Change & Infectious Diseases" Venture meeting
This is a closed meeting for a funded synthesis group of visiting scholars.
In this Venture, a team of natural and social scientists will bring together GIS data on land use change with data on disease and vector distributions and host abundance in order to develop mathematical and heuristic models. The initial focus will be on malaria, schistosomiasis, cholera, Chagas disease, and African trypanosomiasis. The team’s goal is to understand the impact of land use change on disease ecology to minimize disease risk and maximize direct and indirect economic benefits.
To learn more about this project, click here.