One Health Seminars
Title: With Open Source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and over 100 (Big Data) Open
Access data layers towards a more inclusive OneHealth approach: Concepts, needs, examples,
and an outlook
Falk Huettmann is a ‘digital naturalist’ also researching diseases and ecological health questions. With a M.Sc. (Forestry, Germany), a PhD (Seabirds, Canada), two Postdocs (coastal Old-Growth Forest, Rocky Mountain Grizzly bears) and an MBA (UAF) he works as a Wildlife Ecologist worldwide - on all continents, in the ocean and the atmosphere- with a focus on zoonotic diseases, sustainability and general socio-economic health links, including plant diseases and the great value of holistic views and spirituality. His three decade-long efforts combining remote field work data with open source geographic information systems (GIS) explicit in space and time, ‘the cloud’, socio-economic data, and Machine Learning/AI have already resulted into over 300 publications, many ‘massive’ open access datasets for the public and 9 books, including a textbook on Machine Learning/AI and Open Access.
GIS is central in most of Falk’s work as it involves landscape ecology, institutional data, wider human health views, zoonotic diseases (e.g. influenza, rabies, malaria etc), pro-active risk forecasting models and sustainability planning that moves beyond climate change for human well-being.
Title: One Health and Pets in Rural Alaskan Villages
Dr. Laurie Meythaler-Mullins, DVM, One Health Master's, is a Community Outreach & Public Health Veterinarian with the Hub Outreach Program (HOP), a project to bring access to care rural and indigenous communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta of southwest Alaska. Dr. Meythaler-Mullins also teaches in the One Health Master's Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Title: Climate Change Effects on Lamprey Sustainability and Harvest in Alaska
Trent Sutton has been a faculty member at UAF since 2007, and previously held faculty
positions at Purdue University (2001-2007) and Lake Superior State University (1996-2001).
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State
University, a Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Michigan Technological
University, and a Ph.D. in Fisheries Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
State University (Virginia Tech). Over his academic career, Trent has taught 31 different
undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily in the areas of fisheries biology and
He has published 119 peer-reviewed journal articles, four proceedings, five book chapters, and is one of three co-editors of Fisheries Techniques, Third Edition. Trent is an active member in the American Fisheries Society, serving as a Past President of the Indiana and Alaska Chapters and the Education Section. Trent has served as the Associate Dean of Academic Programs for the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences since July 2014 and as the co-Director (January 2015-June 2016) Director (July 2016-present) of URSA (the office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity) for the UAF Troth Yeddha’ campus, rural campuses, and CTC.
Trent’s research program uses a field and laboratory-based approach to develop a greater understanding of the role of biotic and abiotic factors on the population ecology and biology of fishes and community structure in freshwater and marine ecosystems. Trent has current research projects directed at understanding the distribution, abundance, movement patterns, population dynamics, and life history of various species in large natural rivers and lakes in interior Alaska, the Yukon River delta, Prince William and Kotzebue sounds, and the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas. He currently leads the Beaufort Sea Long-Term Nearshore Fish Monitoring Program in Prudhoe Bay and has additional research projects involving lingcod, Arctic and Pacific lampreys, and sockeye salmon in Alaska.
Title: One Health in the City: A Houston Story
Jaime González is an award-winning conservationist, educator and communicator who works with community partners to co-create healthier, more climate ready, more equitable, and more biodiverse places using the power of nature.
Mr. González earned a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction-Science Education and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Houston. He has also earned certificates in civic ecology/environmental education, environmental communications, and climate change and health from Cornell, Duke, and Yale Universities respectively.