Speaker: A. Alonso Aguirre, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair, Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University
During the past two decades we have witnessed increasing unusual mortality events of marine species across the planet linked to anthropogenic change affecting species and ecosystems. At what rate the health of the ocean is changing across the planet? We will discuss recent events, potential causes and consequences. Also, we will briefly address how Conservation Medicine and Planetary Health using transdisciplinarity, integrative research, systems thinking and adaptive management can revert, prevent and solve some of these pressing issues.
Made possible by the generous support of Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund
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The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is to conduct and encourage the study of complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society. The Center supports the development and dissemination of research-driven policies, programs, and practices that benefit both people and animals.
Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships.