This project will initiate a collaboration with the Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Diseases (ZVBD) Research and Training Centre, a transdisciplinary research centre based in Shillong. It will conduct modelling studies to identify the burden and risk of zoonotic diseases and their relation to land use, climatic, meteorological, and other determinants.
The project aims to create a cost-effective and scalable one-stop system to monitor and assess air quality. It will provide users real-time local information, helping them make informed decisions regarding their exposure and will also allow the public to make their concerns known to decision makers.
The project aims to use a long-term integrated approach combining both molecular and ecological methods across a habitat gradient, to understand the potential of zoonotic spillovers. Further, it will establish a successful monitoring regime for potential zoonotic diseases, and generate critical information on the ecological and evolutionary consequences of climate change on biodiversity.