On Monday 19th August, NCI will be hosting a workshop at the 11th Congress on Ecology, ‘INTECOL 2103’, this year led by the British Ecological Society. The workshop is on natural capital and barriers to evidencing the impact of natural surroundings on human health. In designing a framework for considering ecosystems in decision making, and for valuing the services that they provide, it is vital that this holistic approach includes human health considerations. It is challenging to provide an evidence base for the complex web of relationships between the functioning of ecosystems and human wellbeing. These relationships can be direct and indirect, as well as positive and negative. This workshop, Chaired by Professor Bill Sutherland, Miriam Rothschild Chair in Conservation Biology at the University of Cambridge, will bring together ecologists and health professionals in a panel debate and interactive audience Q &A to assess some of these challenges. Speakers include:

  • Dr Ian Mudway – Lecturer in Respiratory Toxicology at the Kings Environmental Research Group
  • Prof. Richard Mitchell – Professor of Public Health at the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.
  • Prof. Jonathan Grigg – Professor of Paediatric Respiratory and Environmental Medicine at Queen Mary’s
  • Dr. Ruth Garside – Senior Lecturer in Evidence Synthesis at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health

For more information about INTECOL2013 please visit: https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/events/past-bes-meetings/intecol-2013/