Innovating to protect biodiversity and prevent future pandemics

Developing tools and innovations for diverse geographical contexts

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What we do

Studying epidemic risk in different levels of biodiversity

Our activities take place across three tropical biodiversity hotspots
with different environmental and socio-cultural settings
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Our methodology

How do we work?

  1. 01

    Sampling and Data Collection

    Improving our knowledge of the main drivers and mechanisms leading to the emergence of zoonotic diseases and pandemics.
  2. 02

    Data Analysis

    Processing data with innovative pathogen detection and analytical methods developed for each study area.
  3. 03

    Knowledge Sharing

    Involving stakeholders to support the design, spread and application of novel solutions.
  4. 04

    Knowledge Integration

    Integrating BCOMING findings with local knowledge and scientific literature through the development of seven specific agent-based models (ABMs).

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Who we are

People with biodiversity at heart

BCOMING counts with partners based across four continents and who are experts in biomedical, environmental and social sciences.

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Welcome - Who we are
Julien Cappelle
With BCOMING, we are looking  to understand the mechanisms that favour infectious disease emergence  and the links between biodiversity and human health. The aim is to  develop biodiversity conservation and disease monitoring strategies that  will reduce the risks of emergence.
Julien Cappelle
Health Ecologist at CIRAD, BCOMING coordinator

Our mission is aligned with green
initiatives and goals

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The Kunming-Montreal Biodiversity Deal: an important momentum for our planet

On the 18th of December, the whole world welcomed the Kunming-Montreal Biodiversity Deal. The Deal has already been adopted by 200 countries and it has been built upon the goals and achievements of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and other multilateral environmental agreements and it is fully aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals.

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Celebrating the World Day of Epidemic Preparedness – biodiversity as a key player in fighting new epidemic outbreaks

The International Day of Epidemic Preparedness on December 27 serves the purpose of creating awareness about epidemics.

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BCOMING just started! A Horizon Europe project that protects biodiversity 

Biological samples as well as epidemiological, ecological, socio-economic and environmental data will be collected in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems across all BCOMING study sites, while standardising and complementing the data collection initiated by the consortium members in their ongoing collaborative projects. 
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