Geospatial Health Symposium 11: Land Use/Land Cover and Human Health

Type: Virtual Paper
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Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group
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Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 8
Organizers: Korine Kolivras
Chairs: Korine Kolivras

Call for Submissions

Call for Papers
Paper session: Land use/land cover and human health
Organizer: Korine Kolivras (Virginia Tech)

Landscape modification has clear links with human health outcomes. For example, the spread of Lyme disease, emergent cases of solastalgia in Appalachia, and adverse birth outcomes have all been identified as having potential relationships with forest fragmentation (Seukep et al., 2015), mountaintop removal coal mining (Cordial, Riding-Malon, & Lips, 2012), and heat waves exacerbated by urban heat islands, respectively (Wu, Zaitchik, Swarup, & Gohlke, 2019). There are many additional ways in which land use/land cover (LULC) adversely or positively relates to human health. Therefore, this session will explore research related to LULC well as LULC change and health using broad methodological approaches including geospatial or statistical techniques, qualitative methods, mixed methods, and others. We anticipate bringing together researchers examining topics such as LULC and:
• Vectorborne disease
• Infectious disease
• Chronic illness
• Access to care
• Therapeutic landscapes
• Solastalgia and mental health
• Other related topics
To join us, submit your abstract following the AAG guidelines, and then email your abstract and PIN for consideration to Korine Kolivras (korine@vt.edu).


Description

Call for Papers
Paper session: Land use/land cover and human health
Organizer: Korine Kolivras (Virginia Tech)

Landscape modification has clear links with human health outcomes. For example, the spread of Lyme disease, emergent cases of solastalgia in Appalachia, and adverse birth outcomes have all been identified as having potential relationships with forest fragmentation (Seukep et al., 2015), mountaintop removal coal mining (Cordial, Riding-Malon, & Lips, 2012), and heat waves exacerbated by urban heat islands, respectively (Wu, Zaitchik, Swarup, & Gohlke, 2019). There are many additional ways in which land use/land cover (LULC) adversely or positively relates to human health. Therefore, this session will explore research related to LULC well as LULC change and health using broad methodological approaches including geospatial or statistical techniques, qualitative methods, mixed methods, and others. We anticipate bringing together researchers examining topics such as LULC and:
• Vectorborne disease
• Infectious disease
• Chronic illness
• Access to care
• Therapeutic landscapes
• Solastalgia and mental health
• Other related topics
To join us, submit your abstract following the AAG guidelines, and then email your abstract and PIN for consideration to Korine Kolivras (korine@vt.edu).


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Andrew Comrie*, University of Arizona, Human Health and Environmental Change: The Strange and Perplexing Case of Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) 15 9:35 AM
Presenter Aaron Adams, University of Connecticut, Debs Ghosh*, University of Connecticut, Adam Gallaher, University of Connecticut, Ashley Benitez Ou, University of Connecticut, Diego Cerrai, University of Connecticut, Can power outages during extreme weather events be responsible for COVID-19 outbreaks? 15 9:50 AM
Presenter Korine Kolivras*, Virginia Tech, Molly McKnight, Virginia Tech, Julia Gohlke, Virginia Tech, Leigh-Anne Krometis, Virginia Tech, Linsey Marr, Virginia Tech, Shyam Ranganathan, Virginia Tech, Thomas Pingel, Virginia Tech, Geographical aspects of human health impacts of surface mining in Central Appalachia 15 10:05 AM
Presenter Luke A. Parsons, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, U.S.A, Jihoon Jung*, Departments of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Yuta J. Masuda, Global Science, The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, Lucas V. Zeppetello, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Nicholas H. Wolff, Global Science, The Nature Conservancy, Brunswick, ME, Timm Kroeger, Global Science, The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, David S. Battisti, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, June T. Spector, Departments of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Tropical deforestation already outpacing climate change heat impacts, limiting human ability to safely work outside 15 10:20 AM
Presenter Abel Ayon*, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, The effect of natural space from parks on the perception of wellbeing among Latinx of Charlotte, North Carolina 15 10:35 AM

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