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--- Begin Message --- Dr. Jonathan Patz from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be giving a talk at 5 p.m. on April 3rd as part of the NOAA/ University of Michigan Great Lakes and Human Health Seminar Series. This seminar is co-sponsored by the School of Natural Resources & Environment (SNRE) Dean's Speaker Series. *Please note that this event will take place on the University of Michigan campus (in the Dana Building).*


Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Patz, Director of the Global Environmental Health Initiative, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: "From Global Climate Change to Local Land Use Practices: Are We Increasing the Risk of Disease Emergence?"

Date: Monday, April 3rd
Time: 5:00 PM
Location:  Room 1040
               School of Natural Resources & Environment
               Dana Building
               440 Church Street, Ann Arbor

*Dinner reception for Dr. Patz to immediately follow the seminar (open to all)

Jonathan Patz is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an Affiliate Scientist of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). He has served as co-chair for the health sector expert panel of the US National Assessment on Climate Variability and Change, was the convening lead author for the United Nations/World Bank Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and was lead author on several United Nations Intergovernmental Panels on Climate Change (IPCC) reports.

The World Health Organization concluded that the climatic changes that have occurred since the mid 1970s /could already be causing over 150,000 deaths per year/, mainly in developing countries. The human health risk resulting from climate change is expected to more than double by the year 2030. Many health outcomes and diseases are sensitive to climate, including: heat-related mortality or morbidity; air pollution-related illnesses; infectious diseases, particularly those indirectly transmitted via water (waterborne) and by insect or rodent vectors (vectorborne); and refugee health type issues linked to forced population migration. Yet, changing landscapes can significantly affect local weather more acutely than longterm climate change. Land cover change can influence micro-climatic conditions including temperature, evapotranspiration, and surface runoff, key to determinants to the emergence of many infectious diseases. These separate and synergistic processes (climate and land use change) will be presented.

If you have any questions about this seminar, please email larissa.sano@noaa.gov or call 734-741-2090.

For more information about the seminar series, please visit our website at http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/news/seminars/

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Larissa Lubomudrov Sano
Research Fellow & Assistant Director
Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER)
University of Michigan-SNRE and NOAA-GLERL
2205 Commonwealth Boulevard
Ann Arbor, Michigan  48105
ph: 734.741.2090
fax: 734.741.2055

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