Welcome to EcoHealth

The International Association for Ecology and Health, in short EcoHealth, is a scholarly organization with members from all continents. EcoHealth is 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 EcoHealth scholars and practitioners engage in integrated systemic approaches to health that sustain ecosystem health services, foster social stability and promote the peaceful coexistence of humans, animals and their environments.

Latest News

IAEH Board Election

[11 November 2016]

The International Association for Ecology and Health is proud to introduce the nominees for the IAEH Board elections, to be held on 5 December in Melbourne, Australia.

The IAEH received eight nominations of members willing to serve on our Association Board. These nominees come from varied backgrounds and diverse cultures. All of them would make an excellent addition to the Association.

Information about each candidate is provided in the nomination package.   If you will not be attending the conference, consider voting in the Board elections by proxy. The proxy form may be found in the nomination package or downloaded here.

Visit our elections page to view information about the election process and brief biographies of all the nominees.

New Blog: Transdisciplinary dialogue among Maya communities on zoonoses

Maya stakeholder meeting_2016

photo by Monica Berger Gonzalez

[14 September 2016] Together with Prof. Brigit Obrist, Dept. of Anthroplogy, University of Basel and partners from the Universita del Valle, Guatemala, Jakob Zinsstag, president of IAEH, visited a new project site in Peten, Guatemala. The project aims to implement a transdisciplinary dialogue on surveillance and control of zoonoses among Maya communities. Click here to read the post.

Call for Nominations: IAEH Board Elections

[8 August 2016] The International Association for Ecology and Health is seeking to fill three vacancies on the Board. Click here to read the announcement and or download the nomination form here.

New Blog: BeneFISHiary Benefishiary[26 July 2016] Click here to read the latest blog on BeneFISHIARY, an app that helps users make informed decisions about the fish they eat based on the average mercury and omega-3 concentrations.    

Abstract Deadline Extended – One Health EcoHealth Congress 2016 [20 June 2016] Given the massive interest in this unique transdisciplinary event, the abstract submission deadline has been extended to June 24th 2016. Visit the Congress website to submit your abstract, including an opportunity to submit ‘late breaking abstracts’ in August 2016.

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EcoHealth Art Competition

The IAEH Ecohealth Art Competition runs prior to the IAEH biennial conferences. The artists communicate a wide range of subjects and emotions related to environmental change, society, health and well-being. See the full portfolio of past winners and honorable mentions here. The call for the 2016 competition is published!