ERC starting grant to help identify strategies for how new diseases and pests can be addressed

2022-02-10

Peter Jørgensen, Affiliated Researcher at Department of Women's and Children's Health, SWEDESD, receives European Research Council starting grant. The grant consists of 1,5 million Euro over five years for studying the emergence of new problem species in agriculture and human health.

Jørgensen, an expert on emerging pests and pathogens in social-ecological systems, has received the five-year funding for a new project studying the emergence of new problem species in agriculture and human health and how they can be governed for positive outcomes for humans and the environment.

Peter Jørgensen, Affiliated Researcher,
SWEDESD

There is currently no formal approach to study how the societal and environmental impacts of pests and pathogens cascade from their initial local emergence to their lasting imprints, a gap the project aims to fill.

"A better understanding of how new diseases and pests affect societies and their efforts to achieve sustainable development must be made an urgent priority," Jørgensen says.  

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