International Medical Geology Association
SLEEPING VOLCANES, AWAKING HEALTH ISSUES:
THE HAZARDOUS EFFECTS OF HYDROTHERMAL
EMISSIONS ON THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
As we continue developing the International Invited Speaker Seminar Series sponsored by the IEHSC Consortium and IMGA, We are pleased to welcome Dr. Patricia Ventura Garcia as our second speaker in this series.
Patricia is a professor of ecotoxicology, environmental health, histology and entomology at the University of Azores, Department of Biology. She has served as Head of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at University of Azores (2016-2019), and is currently the Leader (2014-) of Island Environmental Risks & Society (IERS) group of the FCT research Centre for Ecology Evolution and Environmental Changes and Deputy Director of the Azorean Biodiversity Group, University of Azores (2015-). Patricia’s research has covered the areas of ecotoxicological effects of natural pollutants (vulcanogenic pollutants) and anthropogenic pollutants (e.g., agrochemicals, air pollutants emissions) on human population and other organisms (aquatic and terrestrial) on agroecosystems. Currently, Patricia’s research is driven by two main objectives: i) to evaluate the ecotoxicological impacts of agricultural management in volcanic islands; and, ii) to assess the environmental and human health risks in volcanically active environments.
Patricia will be presenting on December 17, 2021 at 10:00am (US and Canada Eastern time). We have set aside 2 hours for our Invited Seminar series, with one hour for the presentation and half-hour for questions and comments.