The under-explored intersection of climate, migration, and health was the subject of an online “cyberseminar,” hosted November 12–18 by the Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) and sponsored by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and the Population Center at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder). Moderators were members of an IUSSP Special Emphasis Panel on Climate, Migration & Health, including Lori Hunter, CU-Boulder; Philippe Bocquier, Université Catholique de Louvain; Sabine Henry, Université de Namur; and Celia McMichael, University of Melbourne. Invited experts presented comments on specific topics: Lori Hunter and Daniel Simon of CU-Boulder on integrating health in the study of migration and climate; Fernando Riosmena of CU-Boulder on migrant health through the lens of climate and migration; Elizabeth Fussell of Brown University on research design; Stefanie Koning of Northwestern University on lessons from the field; William Pan of Duke University on migration as a mediator of climate; and Caroline Zickgraf of the University of Liège on the science-policy interface.
PERN Cyberseminars provide a forum for scientists from the social and natural sciences to debate and discuss cutting edge population-environment research topics. CIESIN research scientist Susana Adamo and associate director of Science Applications Alex de Sherbinin are PERN co-coordinators. PERN is a scientific panel of the IUSSP and a sustained partner of Future Earth, an international initiative to advance global sustainability science.