Fuglestad Lecture on Human Health and Biodiversity
Oct 05, 2011FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. D. BRYAN BISHOP, associate professor, Biology
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
FUGLESTAD LECTURE DISCUSSES HOW
HUMAN HEALTH DEPENDS ON BIODIVERSITY
Concordia College will present the 30th Annual Fuglestad Lecture featuring Dr. Aaron Bernstein at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, in the Centrum, Knutson Campus Center. The lecture titled “Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity” is free and open to the public.
Bernstein’s work examines our dependency on biodiversity to maintain our environment, the land, the water, the services provided and our health. He co-edited and co-wrote a book by the same name that presents a sobering view of how human medicines, biomedical research, emergence and spread of diseases and the production of all food depend on biodiversity, the sum total of all life, including plants, animals and microbes.
Bernstein is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School Center for Health and Global Environment.
The Fuglestad Lectureship was established in 1982 in memory of R.E. “Ed” Fuglestad, who served the Concordia College biology department for 43 years.