University of Vermont

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics


Alicia Ellis

Basic and applied research in ecology and human health

Human-induced changes to the environment are occurring at unprecedented rates. While these changes occur as a result of our need for food security, housing, economic stability, and education, they may also disrupt ecological processes that are vital to the long-term health and survival of mankind. My research focuses on understanding the links between environmental change and human health so that we may: (1) better predict the social, ecological, and public health consequences of human actions and environmental change, and (2) develop policies that better protect the environment, human health, and human livelihoods. I use both empirical and theoretical approaches with a strong focus on linking data and models. Other interests include population and landscape ecology, infectious diseases, nutrition, and human behavior.


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