We are pleased to inform you that the 7th International Conference for the Association for Ecology and Health, EcoHealth 2018, will be hosted by our colleagues at the University of Valle, Cali, Colombia. The overall theme of the Congress is “Environmental and Health Equity: Connecting local alternatives in a global World.” This theme emphasizes the need to connect local initiatives in a world with global drivers that threaten healthy ecosystems and populations, and makes a call to tackle these forces and pursue justice.

The call for abstracts has just been announced and we encourage members to submit abstracts for consideration via this link:

We also highly encourage members to attend this conference as this year the Association Board has been working on a new constitution for the organization which will be presented at the Conference for ratification. Thus, this will be a critical event for the International Association for Ecology and Health and an important opportunity for you to have an influence on the future direction of the Association.

More information about the Conference can be found at this link below. Please visit the link regularly for updates.


EcoHealth Artist-in-Residence Poetry Reading

On Friday May 19, EcoHealth Journal’s Artist-in-Residence Mark Olival-Bartley will be giving a talk and reading at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, couching the cultural outreach of EcoHealth amid the storied votive sites in La Serenissima.  A PDF of the chapbook can be read here.

New MOOC on Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface


New interdisciplinary and multi-expert MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Global Health at the Human Animal Ecosystem Interface! More than 30 experts from 20 top institutions including University of Geneva, Institut Pasteur, University of Montreal, World Health Organisation etc.

Watch teaser here.

Join now on Coursera, registration for the first cohort are open! It is free and available in English, French and Chinese!  

If you join the first cohort (enrollments until 25 March) you could have the opportunity to come to Geneva and Basel and take part in an innovative workshop in summer 2017. If not, you can always join in following cohorts, freshly launched every month.

Postdoctoral Opportunity with UNAM

The Institute for Ecosystems and Sustainability Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico along with the Basque Centre for Climate Change are looking for a postdoctoral candidate to cover a position on multiple values of nature. The call was launched a month ago with response from some candidates which have already been evaluated, however the institution has extended it’s deadlines to February 8, 2017, allowing further candidates to participate in the process.

The postdoctoral activity will explore how multiple values of nature and its contributions to quality of life have been incorporated in decision making ant global, national and local scales. Its main purpose is to recognize and suggest mechanisms or processes into decision-making at a rage of scales, to explicitly incorporate multiple values of nature.

Please download the announcement here and contact David González from the IPBES TSU on Values for further details on the call (

One Health Course: Africa 2017

rx-one-health-2017-flyerInterested in One Health problem-solving at the animal/human/environmental health interface? Join us for an intensive 4-week course (4 June – 30 June 2017) aimed at early career health, agriculture, and conservation professionals who wish to gain knowledge and skills in the principles and practices of One Health. For more information, please visit: