• Predicting how global change is threatening biodiversity, ecosystems, and the services they provide to humans

Predicting 21st Century Biological Risks

The Center of Biological Risk seeks to improve the capacity to assess, manage, and communicate biological risks of global change through research, teaching, and community outreach. The Center focuses on risks that affect, originate from, or are mediated by biological systems. These risks are commonly neglected in contemporary risk analyses and are often more complicated than physical threats, yet can have just as damaging consequences. The Center builds upon internationally recognized strengths across University of Connecticut colleges and schools in risk analysis, global change, and statistics to bridge fundamental research and real-world applications. Associated faculty and students are working with leaders from business, government, and non-profits to identify hazards and exposure pathways before they inflict substantial damage.


Polar Bear - The Center of Biological Risks

Human Health

Mosquito - The Center of Biological Risks

Natural Resources

Natural Resources - The Center of Biological Risks


  • CBR Hosts Workshop on Risk Assessment
    The Center for Biological Risk organized a workshop on quantitative risk assessment on May 8 – May 10, 2018. Chris Field, a postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, led workshop participants through lectures, discussion, and hands-on analysis of biological risks. The session covered current and emerging methods for quantifying risk across a range of […]
    Posted on June 15, 2018
  • John Holdren Lecture John Holdren Lecture
    John Holdren, science advisor to President Obama, to deliver opening lecture for Center of Biological risk entitled “What Obama Did. What Trump is Doing. What Can We Do.” See the lecture on Monday, October 9th at 4 pm in Student Union Theater.
    Posted on September 28, 2017

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