Zoonoses Emergence across Degraded and Restored Forest Ecosystems

ZOE works towards shifting the pandemic preparedness and response paradigm towards pandemic prevention by illuminating some of the root causes of disease emergence arising from human-mediated ecological disruption. 


The ZOE consortium will address the following specific objectives


Define the shape of the biodiversity-habitat loss relationship at different levels of forest degradation for macro-organism and microbiome taxa.


Define the shape of the biodiversity-disease relationship for rodent-, tick-, and mosquito-borne diseases.


Identify mitigating and exacerbating socio-economic and behavioural factors, attitudes and perceptions at the biodiversity-health nexus.


Map rodent- and vector-borne disease risk at different spatial and temporal scales and identify key biodiversity parameters and their baselines to inform monitoring schemes and early warning systems.


Create a Integrative Knowledge Platform to link worldwide biodiversity-health research, propose practical mitigation and policy strategies, issue recommendations, and inform and empower stakeholders.

Zoe (#101135094) is funded by the European Union