Natural Resources and Environmental Health
The Natural Resources and Environmental Health program has two major areas of research:
- understanding aspects of the environment that affect sourcing and sustainability of natural resources for natural product development
- assessing environmental health and its implications for ecosystem services.
With respect to the former issue, several faculty members based in the NCNPR and affiliates from the School of Pharmacy examine environmental factors that regulate the production of natural products. These include, for example, predation, competition, pathogenesis, and nutrients. In recent years, natural and anthropogenic stressors have had significant impacts on the health of our environment. NCNPR and affiliated faculty have taken a leadership role in the assessment of these perturbations, and in the remediation of impacted communities.