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The Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health

The Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health at the University of Glasgow is a cross-institute and cross-college organization designed to synthesize the expertise and activities of a group of researchers interested in both the clinical and ecological health of populations and ecosystems. They are a relatively small and close-knit group with a common interest in quantifying, modelling, and describing ecological and epidemiological processes rather than any particular focus on individual disciplines or taxonomic groups.

The Centre brings together wide-ranging research projects from population and landscape ecology, to epidemiology, immunology, and population genetics, but with particular strengths in modelling and quantitative analysis. Communication between the group members is excellent and facilitated by regular formal and informal meetings, problem-solving sessions, numerous joint collaborations, and a great deal of socializing.