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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

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February 13th 2017:The Future Is Here With Dr .Kathy Alexander

Today my guest Kathleen Alexander, Associate Professor of Wildlife in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment, and I discuss One Health and her work at Virginia Tech and in Botswana. “One Health” is the notion that the complex problems facing our local and global communities can only really be addressed with an approach that encompasses societal, animal, and environmental components in an integrated manner. It is no longer enough to evaluate the health status of an individual in isolation. We must engage the complexity of the systems- land use, disease and other complex ch

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Kathy Alexander

Dr. Kathy Alexander, Assoc. Prof. Virgina Tech, PhD/DVM. Dr. Alexander specializes in Disease Ecology with a special focus on disease transmission at the human-wildlife interface and emerging zoonotic disease, public health, ecosystem health, and sustainable community development. Her work evaluates coupled human and ecological drivers influencing the health of human and animal populations in the Chobe River region of Botswana. Hear Dr. Kathy Alexander's Ted-Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijyFRDOjkoQ
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Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment

Ranked the top program of its kind in the nation, advances the science of sustainability, prepare future generation leaders to address complex natural resources issues facing the planet. VT and its world-class faculty lead transformational research complementing the student learning experience and impacts citizens and communities across the globe. , VT, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results. Dr. Alexander conveys a sense of urgency in the VoiceAmerica interview. “We need to actively engage this complexity and make sense of it. By identifying coupling points that link humans, animals, and the environment, and how these interactions i
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 18/12/2017 08:00 18/12/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world Today my guest Kathleen Alexander, Associate Professor of Wildlife in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment, and I discuss One Health and her work at Virginia Tech and in Botswana. “One Health” is the notion that the complex problems facing our local and global communities can only really be addressed with an approach that encompasses societal, animal, and environmental components in an integrated manner. It is no longer enough to evaluate the health status of an individual in isolation. We must engage the complexity of the systems- land use, disease and other complex changes occurring in our water and air, with consideration as to where the patient lives, interactions with animals and other humans, water and food, and household responses. When combined, science, technology and imagination, we have the tools to collectively and collaboratively create critical and crucial Wholistic solutions: To Invent The Future VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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