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- Town Peterson, University Distinguished Professor; Natural Sciences and Mathematics - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Kansas University Biodiversity Institute.
- Ursula Hofle, Profesora Contratada Doctora – Universidad Castilla La Mancha.
- Jonas Waldenström, Professor, Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.
- Mark Bulling, Senior Lecturer in Ecology, School of Built and Natural Environment, College of Science and Engineering, University of Derby.
- Javier Perez-Tris, Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution, Faculty of Biology, Complutense University, Madrid.
- Richard Williams, Visiting Professor in Virology, Department of Genetics, Physiology and Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, Complutense University, Madrid.

- Cristina Sánchez, Faculty of Biology, Complutense University, Madrid.

We are still reeling from the arrival of the virus COVID-19. COVID is the latest, and most catastrophic, in a long list of pathogens that have appeared from nowhere, to thump human, livestock or wildlife health. Today we will discuss whether we have the bad luck to be living through a completely random event, an event that can periodically afflict all species, or whether human activity is a perfect storm, creating the perfect conditions for diseases to emerge. Did COVID, Ebola, SARS, bird flu, West Nile virus ….... just happen? Or are we the authors of our own misfortune?

Sep 28, 2021 05:00 PM in Madrid

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