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The Academic Armchair


May 7, 2021

It’s thought that COVID-19 probably originated in animals. But which animal did it come from? And what factors make disease transfer between animals and humans more likely?

In this episode we put our COVID questions to E.J. Milner-Gulland, Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Oxford and Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science. Professor Milner-Gulland tells us about how degradation of habitats can increase the chances of viruses jumping between species, and shares her ideas for a safer and more sustainable wildlife trade. Tune in to find out more!

This interview took place on the 12th of March 2021.

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