A virtual celebration of UC Santa Cruz alumna Stacy Jupiter, Ph.D.

UC Santa Cruz Alumni is pleased to announce that Stacy Jupiter (Ph.D. '06, ecology and evolutionary biology) is the recipient of the 2020 Alumni Achievement Award.

In 1984, the UCSC Alumni Office began honoring alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their field. Recipients are alumni of UC Santa Cruz who have rendered special and outstanding service to UCSC or who, by personal achievement, have brought distinction to the university.

Join us as Jupiter, the Melanesia regional director for the Wildlife Conservation Society, talks about a systems approach to watershed management for health and well-being. This presentation was postponed from 2020 due to the global pandemic.

Research from the Pacific Islands during the past decade has linked watershed modification to degradation in downstream freshwater and coral reef communities. However, even creative communication of these messages has not been enough to inspire behavior change with respect to decision-making around upstream land use. Focused work in Fiji on incidence in water-related disease, such as typhoid, has shown that some drivers of disease risk in people are also associated with negative impacts to the environment. Join us as we learn about Jupiter’s findings and the innovative planetary health approach to watershed management that combines nature-based solutions with water and sanitation infrastructure improvements.


Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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