22 Maggio 2024




Prof. A. Alonso Aguirre
George Mason University, Virginia, USA

Dr. A. Alonso Aguirre is Chair and Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, where he heads a program of collaborative research that focuses on the ecology of wildlife disease and the links to human health and conservation of biodiversity. He also chairs the university Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. He has worked for the past three decades in over 23 countries focusing on integrative research, transdisciplinarity, professional leadership training and capacity building. He served as the Executive Director of the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation. Previously he was Senior Vice President at EcoHealth Alliance (formerly known as Wildlife Trust) in New York also holding different appointments at the Consortium for Conservation Medicine, the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation at Columbia University and the Center for Conservation Medicine at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. His research focuses on the ecology of wildlife diseases, conservation medicine, EcoHealth and One Health.
Prof. James Forester
University of Minnesota, USA

James Forester is Associate Professor at Institute on the Environment Dept. Fisheries, Wildlife, and Cons. Biology University of Minnesota and head of Forester Lab. The Lab research goal is to understand the spatio-temporal processes that affect the distribution and abundance of wildlife species, how animals alter their habitat selection and movement paths in response to heterogeneity in resources and risk. The Lab research covers a range of spatial and temporal scales but is primarily focused on how large, mammalian herbivores and small carnivores respond to changing landscapes. This research is critical for the management of natural resources because it provides tools that can be used to predict how animal populations will respond (spatially and numerically) to changes in climate and human land use.
Prof. Jorge Ramon Lopez Olvera
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain

Dr. Jorge R. López Olvera is currently Associate teacher at the Wildlife Ecology & Health research group (WE&H) in the the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He is responsible for Student activities at the EWDA Board, member of the EWDA Wildlife Health Surveillance Network Committee, and link between the EWDA Sustainability committee and the Cuenca 2020 EWDA/WDA organising committee. His research activity is focused on the study of diseases, population management and capture and handling of wildlife. The main interest is merging ecological and health approaches to produce a comprehensive understanding of the drivers of wildlife management issues, therefore allowing to take informed decisions.

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