Media Advisory: UC Davis LIVE on COVID-19 and Climate Change

Oct. 8, 11 a.m. — While the world has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is also feeling the impacts of climate change in the form of wildfires in California and a series of hurricanes battering the southeast. What parallels are there between the pandemic and the climate crisis, and how do they affect each other?

Hear from two UC Davis experts with perspectives on the intersection of climate and COVID-19. 

The guests:

  • Tracey Goldstein is a professor in the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and associate director of the One Health Institute, where she directs the One Health Institute Laboratory. She leads the pathogen detection and laboratory capacity building objectives for the USAID PREDICT project.
  • Fraser Shilling is a professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and director of the UC Davis Road Ecology Center. His research is on the impact of human activities on natural systems, especially in the area of transportation.

The conversation, hosted by Soterios Johnson, will be streamed live on FacebookYouTube and Twitter beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8.  

Questions can be submitted via Facebook and Twitter either in advance or during the show.

Media Resources

Andy Fell, News and Media Relations, 530-752-4533,

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