DATES: 22-26 September 2014
TIME(S):0900-1300 daily (Chicago time)
This course was designed as a further module of the Biodiversity Informatics Training Curriculum with the intention of summarizing and enabling public health applications of biodiversity data.
Instructors included: Town Peterson, Lindsay Campbell, and Abdallah Samy (University of Kansas); Luis Emilio Escobar (Universidad Andres Bello); Dave Wagner; and Yoshinori Nakazawa (CDC), and David Wagner (Northern Arizona University).
As with our global online seminar series, the course was conducted online via Google+, in Google Hangouts On Air. This venue is particularly convenient, as it allows online broadcasts, unlimited viewers, and automatic archiving of videos on YouTube. A calendar of times and links will be posted as we get closer to the event.
Major topics of the course:
- Disease Ecology Introduction
- The challenge of mapping disease transmission risk
- The current ‘toolkit’: Gaps and shortcomings
- Biodiversity, ecology, and biogeography
- A primer on distributional ecology
- How disease transmission systems are different
- Applying ecological and biogeographic tools to disease-related questions
- Case Studies