New Subject Editor: Jean-Francois Guegan1 September 2020
I am both a Senior research professor in disease ecology and evolution at the Department of animal health, at INRAE (Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement) and IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement), and a professor at EHESP (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique) where I teach Advanced Planetary Health, in France. My primary work involves research of parasite ecology and evolution in wildlife, and during the last 20 years I developed studies at the interface between ecology, evolution, biogeography, and population and community ecology of host-pathogen interactions in animals and human. I combine field work in Southern America and Western and Central Africa with ecological theory to understand disease spillover and emergence in human populations. Recent work and interest involve research on biodiversity loss and land use change on disease emergence, and policy-decisions in public health.
Key-words: Biogeography of host-pathogen interactions, population and community ecology, ecology and evolution of infectious diseases. Population dynamics of infectious diseases and their hosts, animal-human disease interactions