Loss of biodiversity (Jeroen Douwes)

Loss of biodiversity is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it promotes contact with pathogens that humans have never encountered before; on the other, it makes humans more susceptible to being profoundly affected by these new infectious micro-organisms.


2 thoughts on “Loss of biodiversity (Jeroen Douwes)

  1. shinichi Post author

    Serge Morand (ecologist, CNRS)

    What an irony, we are simultaneously confronted with two new threats of pandemic diseases: that of transmissible infectious diseases due to new emerging pathogens and that of non-transmissible diseases due to the disappearance of pathogens from our living spaces.


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