Nobel Laureate Eric Chivian Talks about Biodiversity at the BA

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The BA Planetarium Science Center (PSC) hosts Dr. Eric Chivian, Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School, and 1985 Peace Nobel Laureate on Thursday, 30 December 2010.

Chivian gives a Lecture entitled “How Our Health Depends on Nature” in which he examines the relationship between human health and biodiversity. The Lecture looks at some case studies of medicines and medical research models derived from nature, and how ecosystem services sustain all life, including human life, on Earth. Special attention is paid to how biodiversity loss can affect the outbreak and spread of human infectious diseases.