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    Welcome to the IRN EHEDE website

    The International Research Network Ecosystem health and environmental disease ecology (IRN EHEDE) aims to promote exchanges and to bring better legibility to collaborative research between Asia and Europe researchers, linking ecosystem health (e.g. the long-term sustainability of ecological processes and the integrity of ecosystem services) and disease ecology (e.g. the processes by which diseases can sustain or be controlled in a given ecosystem).

    Our research is based on the principles of EcoHealth/One Health, a domain of science "committed to fostering the health of humans, animals and ecosystems and to conducting research which recognizes the inextricable linkages between the health of all species and their environments. A basic tenet held is that health and wellbeing cannot be sustained in a resource depleted, polluted and socially unstable planet. This is why scholars and practitioners engage in integrated systemic approaches to health that sustain ecosystem health services, foster social stability and promote the peaceful interdependence, coexistence and evolution of humans, animals, plants and their environments."

    The conceptual frameworks of Ecohealth and One Health, although originating from different research communities, have now converged and are virtually synonymous.

    Founded in 2013, the IRN EHEDE has brought together researchers in conservation and population biology, landscape ecology, geography, parasitology, modelling and in health sciences of Australia, China, France, Japan, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

    The IRN EHEDE or GDRI EHEDE (GDRI stands for Groupement De Recherche International, in French) has been accredited by the CNRS Ecology and Environment Institute (INEE) from its foundation in 2013 for 8 years, until 2020.

    It now brings together researchers who have worked and continue to work within this successful network, as well as new researchers who want to get involved in this area of science.

    IRN EHEDE Members

    The IRN EHEDE has 14 lab members belonging to 13 institutions and 6 associate-members participating to ongoing research or willing to be kept informed.


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