The global response to the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has resulted in far-reaching and profound changes to society that are impacting human well-being and environmental health in complex ways. The UVa Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) is advancing time-sensitive research exploring the ways in which currently unfolding changes to human-environmental interactions inform longer term efforts to understand environmental sustainability and resilience. To that end, ERI is hosting webinars from the UVA community of researchers, launching an idea-management platform, and issuing Rapid Response grants.

We hope to generate dialogue with webinar participants around research projects that consider lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic that would help us understand, forecast, and manage disruptions to socio-environmental systems. Research projects that focus on understanding ways in which we move beyond the crisis are of particular interest within the Rapid Response granting process.

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Discussing Covid-19 and the Environment

The first panel discussion of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will explore the far-reaching and profound changes to society that are impacting human well-being and environmental health in complex ways.