Integrating Health into Global Conservation


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The 2023 Robert Jonas Lecture in Biology

Sarah Olson directs health research for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Health Program and provides leadership and research support to field veterinarians and conservation staff around the world.

Her research with WCS has focused on front-line wildlife conservation and One Health challenges, including the wildlife trade and emerging infectious diseases; Ebola virus in great apes and bats; avian influenza in wild birds; and white-nose syndrome in North American bats. Olson’s current work focuses on understanding and mitigating wildlife health and zoonotic disease threats, often associated with human activity, and developing sustainable and effective wildlife health surveillance systems.

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