The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem brings together experts and trainees from relevant fields of plant, animal and human diseases to share knowledge, tools and strategies to identify core processes to accelerate novel discoveries and innovative and sustainable interventions for coordinated improvements in plant, animal and human health.
In principle, control of plant diseases has much in common with control of diseases that impact human and animal health, including many shared core biological and physical process and key ecosystem drivers. We aim to identify which tools and research perspectives can be brought from agriculture and from human and animal health for sustainable health in the human ecosystem.
The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem establishes a working model — through symposia, courses, funded research, undergraduate and graduate education — that shows how communication and collaboration among researchers across plant, animal and human diseases can be achieved and applied successfully. Sustainable solutions are those that address common problems through coordination and synthesis.