Tropical Disease, Environmental Change and Human Health

The biology, ecology, and evolution of tropical diseases and how emerging diseases are expanding their range and virulence. Environmental changes in the tropics such as climate change and land conversion impacting ecosystem and human health including: diseases, cultural medicinal practices, and changes in ecosystem functions. Based at the three OTS biological field stations in Costa Rica and surrounding landscapes. Intact and altered ecosystems impacts on human health, including assessments of insect and water-borne disease vectors. Issues underlying current tropical medicine and public health policies in the context of responding to environmental changes. Instructor: Staff

Course Number: 
BIOLOGY283A
Course Level: 
200-299
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Course Notes: 
Costa Rica