The Cross River Ecology and Health Project is directed by Sagan Friant, in partnership with Mkpot community, Cross River National Park, the University of Calabar, and
Penn State University.
The mission of the Cross River Ecology and Health Project is to identify, describe, and communicate the links between human, animal and environmental health to fully understand the consequences of environmental change to society. The institute is committed to the development and support of responsible, effective and robust bottom-up initiatives that promote healthy ecosystems.
We use theory and methods from anthropology, ecology, and epidemiology to understand health risks and resilience of humans and wildlife living in shared and rapidly changing environments.