On April 4th, the One Health Student Association organized a panel of interdisciplinary experts to discuss the issue of climate change and interdisciplinary solutions. The event was a great success, with over 90 participants, with 45 of those attending in person!
The event was introduced by Dr. Ilaria Capua, giving a brief talk on the importance of the Circular Health paradigm when approaching climate change. This was followed by a riveting discussion by the panelists, moderated by OHSA President Chelsea Rosen. The audience also got involved, asking questions and engaging with the panel of experts on this timely issue.
Individual action was emphasized during the panel, and several action points included:
- Reusing plastics
- Conscious electricity usage
- Reducing consumption of animal products
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Full list of panelists:
- Dr. David Kaplan, PhD. Associate Professor and Director of H.T. Odum Center for Wetlands, Research in Watershed Ecology Lab, Primary research in Systems Ecology & Ecological Engineering
- Dr. Ron Chandler, PhD in Educational Psychology, MS in Limnology and Aquatic Chemistry, Instructor at UE, Department of Psychology, President, Cofounder, and Co-PI for Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant
- Dr. Song Liang, PhD, MS in Zoology, MS in Environmental Health, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Global Health, and Emerging Pathogens Institute at UF
- Dr. Ted Kury, PhD, Director of Energy Studies for the Public Utility Research Center (PURC) at UF, Steering Committee of UF’s Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy, member of the United States Association for Energy Economics
- Dr. Jane Southworth, PhD, Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Geography at UF, Research in Land Change Science, Study of human-environment interactions within Land Change Science and Geospatial Science
- Dr. Terry Harpold, PhD, Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, Associate Professor of English, UF’s Digital Humanities Working Group member, co-founder of Science Fiction Working Group, Founder of UF’s Imagining Climate Change initiative