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20th April 12.45-2pm
Biodiversity,Global Health Equity, and Lost and Found Wisdom: an urgent
research and policyagenda in a time of crisis
Professor Carolyn Stephens,
Reader in Ecology and Global Health, London School of Hygiene
andTropical Medicine/ Professor of Ecology and Indigenous Health,
UniversidadNacional de Tucumán, Argentina (based in Argentina)
Scientists, UN agencies, and indigenous andlocal communities, agree that
we have reached a critical time for biodiversityglobally, as
biodiversity loss reach unprecedented levels. Western science is now
divided into twocamps. Some scientists believethat the only way to halt
biodiversity loss is to produce evidence that linksbiodiversity to
ecosystem service and human health. Others suggest that the situation
is too urgent, and that weneed now to introduce a process adapted from
emergency medicine * Triage -- toselect the planet*s most *important*
species and/or ecosystems for emergencyconservation. Meanwhile, some of
the world*s mostisolated indigenous and local communities view their
place in their local andglobal ecosystem with more holistic eyes. They
are fighting to protect theirecosystems for their own health and
well-being, but also for that of fellowhumans and the planet.
Thisseminar discusses these debates, and explores the vital research and
policyagenda that might emerge if we work with indigenous and local
communities tounderstand our links to, and our place in, our biodiverse
Carolyn Stephens has worked on health equity and sustainable
developmentat the LSHTM for 20 years. She hasworked with indigenous
communities for over 15 years and is currently basedwith the Faculty of
Medicine, of the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, in theUNT*s 14000
hectare biological reserve in the Andean Yungas (or Cloud Forest)of
Tucumán in Northern Argentina.
Carolyn is currently editor of a focus issue on Biodiversity, Human
HealthWell-being for Environmental Research Letters. She is a founding
member of the Board of the International Association of Ecology and
Health. This seminar isa joint meeting of the LSHTM Centre for Global
Change and Health, and theBloomsbury Colleges Ecohealth Group.
The seminar will be held at the LSHTM and broadcast by
The webinar will be online for international participant to log-in an
hour before the presentation (at 1145 UK summer time). Ecohealth
students and Ecohealth members very welcome.