Linking Climate Change, Biodiversity, Species Conservation, and Public Health through One Health Risk Messaging

Program or topic of research

Linking Climate Change, Biodiversity, Species Conservation, and Public Health through One Health Risk Messaging

Department or unit

Department of Communication

Contact information

Katherine McComas
Associate Professor
kam19@cornell.edu

Brief description

Our research is exploring the use of communication to foster understanding of the linkages between biodiversity, species conservation, and public health in the context of climate change.  Specifically, it seeks to investigate whether One Health risk messages (meaning messages that emphasize the linkages among human, animal, and environmental health) can serve to increase the relevance of climate change impacts and the incentive to adopt mitigating behaviors among public audiences when such impacts are linked to health risks from zoonotic disease.

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Category: Biodiversity, Communications, Community response, Ecosystems, General, Human health, Research, Wildlife

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