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196. Diversity Loss and COVID-19

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The loss of diversity creates opportunities for new pandemics. A paper published in Science of The Total Environment attributed the development of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 to the loss of human, biological and geochemical diversity, and emphasized the need for diversity conservation and interdisciplinary research efforts in order to address future global diseases.

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Roberto Cazzolla Gatti et al. Diversity lost: COVID-19 as a phenomenon of the total environment, Science of The Total Environment (2020). https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969720375458


Contributor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Research Strategy Office)