Biodiversity and Public Health (Borgen Project)
03 / 08 / 2013
Borgen Project Discusses our paper in PLoS Biology
A new study led by Harvard Medical School researcher Matthew Bonds is linking an environment’s biodiversity and public health, namely its susceptibility to the spread of disease. Bonds found that countries with decreased biodiversity “will have a heavier burden of vector-borne and parasitic diseases,” an assertion which has drastic implications for public health systems worldwide.