Thursday, 1 July, 12:30–13:15
As the effects of one particular disease are currently dominating our lives, a webinar on wildlife diseases may sound like the last thing you want to tune in to! But do not be put off: this talk will provide some fascinating insights into disease ecology; how human activities can influence disease emergence and spread; and how disease links to climate change and the biodiversity crisis. Some of the more high-profile and the less well-known diseases of UK wildlife will be discussed, as will how ecological consultants can play their parts in keeping people and wildlife healthy.
Your July guide to wildlife diseases is Richard (Dez) Delahay, RSK Biocensus Director and professor in wildlife biology at Exeter University. Dez has many years’ experience of studying and publishing on wildlife diseases and their management, and he believes that it is time this often-neglected subject is better understood in ecological consultancy circles.