Duke Immerse: 

A signature education initiative of Duke University

Pandemics, Health & Power

Climate, Coffee & Coronavirus: Why ecology matters to human health

BIO 153S

This course explores interactions between organisms and their environments that impact human health and wellbeing.  We will examine the effects of climate change and human population growth on our food supply, water availability, the spread of disease, and ecosystem services. Case studies will be used to illustrate the scientific process, to evaluate supporting evidence, and to investigate ethical issues. Cross-listed between Biology, Global Health, and Environmental Studies and the fall seminar is affiliated with a Duke Immerse Cluster: Pandemics, Health & Power.

Instructor permission required.

Instructor: Julie Reynolds, Ph.D.


Fall 2021

Crosslisting Numbers: 
  • ENVIRON 153S
  • GLHLTH 153S
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