Activity: Talk and presentation › Academic presentation › Academic
Ecosystems are facing a plethora of global environmental changes and it is increasingly recognised that those will also affect parasites and diseases of humans and wildlife. An ecological perspective on diseases has proven to be helpful in understanding the underlying mechanisms and led to the rise of disease ecology as a discipline. This presentation will provide a conceptual umbrella on how global change affects parasites and diseases and will thus set the stage for the contributions in the session. However, it will also highlight the difficulties in identifying universal patterns and making predictions given the complexity and diversity of parasite-host interactions.