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Connecting the Dots: Kenya, Conservation, Coinfections and Classrooms
Tuesday, April 2, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
Women in Science Lecture
Felicia Keesing, Ph.D., David and Rosalie Rose Distinguished Professor of Science, Mathematics and Computing at Bard College, will discuss her research on changing biodiversity in ecosystems such as the African savannah and the eastern U.S., and how human exposure to infectious diseases is affected by changes in the composition of those ecological communities.
Her work has appeared in esteemed journals such as Nature, Ecology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Trends in Ecology & Evolution. She is also the coeditor of the book “Infectious Disease Ecology: Effects of Ecosystems on Disease and of Disease on Ecosystems.”
Keesing has received many awards, including the 2000 U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. She has also received research grants from the National Geographic Society, National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency.