Session Sub CategoryUnion
Session IDU-05
TitleInnovative research at the intersection of geoscience and health science
Short titleGeoscience and health science
Main ConvenerNameGeoffrey S Plumlee
AffiliationU.S. Geological Survey
Co-Convener 1NameChristine McEntee
AffiliationAmerican Geophysical Union
Co-Convener 2NameFumiko KASUGA
AffiliationNational Institute for Environmental Studies
ScopeThe science done by many of the disciplines represented in AGU and JpGU has direct or indirect application to the health and well being of human populations worldwide. Helping foster new collaborations between the geosciences and health sciences is a key opportunity for AGU and JpGU to enhance their impact well beyond the earth/planetary sciences, and to learn from scientists from other disciplines with whom our scientists have not frequently cooperated. For example, AGU has recently founded a new journal, GeoHealth, devoted to publishing transdisciplinary research articles at the intersection of earth, planetary, and health sciences. This session will highlight innovative transdisciplinary research on diverse linkages between earth/planetary processes and human health, such as geogenic toxicants, environmental controls on emerging contaminants and pathogens, and the environmental health impacts of disasters. The session will provide a unique perspective on the state of and future opportunities for transdisciplinary geohealth science.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
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