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Seminars

Conservation

The series is intended to provide a research and social focus for university lecturers, research staff and postgraduate students interested in conservation research. The primary aim is to inform university colleagues of what research is going on in different departments and to bring in high quality outside speakers. Equally, members of conservation organisations are welcome to attend. A key element is the opportunity after each talk to socialise with colleagues from different departments and organisations.

Generously funded by the CCI Strategic Initiative Fund
http://www.conservation.cam.ac.uk/

There are no forthcoming seminars scheduled at present.

Previous seminars

  • 15th March 2017 - Jane Hill, Department of Biology University of York:
    Ecological and evolutionary responses of species to climate change. Details…
  • 8th March 2017 - Jonathan Spencer, Head of Planning & Environment Forest Enterprise Forestry Commission:
    Change and necessity: forest resilience and conservation for the 21st century. Details…
  • 1st March 2017 - Amy Hinsley, Oxford Martin School University of Oxford:
    Understanding consumer demand in the wildlife trade. Details…
  • 22nd February 2017 - David Aldridge, Department of Zoology University of Cambridge:
    Conservation and invasive species in freshwater ecosystems . Details…
  • 15th February 2017 - Debbie Pain Director of Conservation, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT):
    Sex, eggs and videotape: techniques in threatened bird conservation. Details…
  • 8th February 2017 - Christian Kull, Institut de géographie et durabilité Université de Lausanne:
    Lessons from plants that don’t stay put: Mendicant baobabs and acrobat acacias. Details…
  • 1st February 2017 - David Rose, Department of Geography University of Cambridge:
    When does environmental science get used in policy and practice? . Details…
  • 25th January 2017 - Professor Martin Price, Perth College Chair of the UK MAB Committee Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development Director, Centre for Mountain Studies:
    UNESCO biosphere reserves: concept, challenges and opportunities. Details…
  • 30th November 2016 - Guillaume Chapron, Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences:
    European large carnivores are coming back, but can we keep them?. Details…
  • 30th November 2016 - Guillaume Chapron, Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences:
    European large carnivores are coming back, but can we keep them?. Details…
  • 23rd November 2016 - Helen Roy, NERC, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology :
    Unravelling the ecology of insect invasions : from individuals to communities in Britain and beyond. Details…
  • 16th November 2016 - Chris Hewson, British Trust for Ornithology (BTO):
    Cuckoos, swifts and nightingales: Tracking Afro-Palaearctic migrants to understand population declines. Details…
  • 16th November 2016 - Chris Hewson, British Trust for Ornithology (BTO):
    Cuckoos, swifts and nightingales: Tracking Afro-Palaearctic migrants to understand population declines. Details…
  • 9th November 2016 - Tatsuya Amano, The Centre for Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge:
    Information gaps in conservation science: from data collection to analysis and practices. Details…
  • 2nd November 2016 - Aldina Franco, School of Environmental Sciences, University East Anglia:
    Causes and mechanisms underlying changes in the migratory behaviour of birds. Details…
  • 26th October 2016 - Martin Rees, Partha Dasgupta, Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh and Bonnie Wintle, The Centre for Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge:
    Surviving the 21st Century. Details…
  • 19th October 2016 - Bob Smith, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent:
    Developing more systematic approaches for measuring, connecting and expanding the global conservation area network. Details…
  • 12th October 2016 - Andrew Plumptre, Albertine Rift Program, Wildlife Conservation Society:
    Estimating conservation status of Grauer’s gorillas. Details…
  • 9th March 2016 - Humanitas Visiting Professor in Sustainability Studies, John Hopkins University:
    Impact Evaluation of Protected Areas: what do we know about impacts, moderators and mechanisms?. Details…
  • 2nd March 2016 - Richard Philips, British Antarctic Survey:
    Hook, line and extinction: can science save albatrosses from fisheries?. Details…
  • 24th February 2016 - Anna Nekaris, Primate Conservation, Oxford Brookes University:
    Why are slow lorises venomous and will this help or hinder their conservation?. Details…
  • 17th February 2016 - Rosie Woodroffe, Institute of Zoology, London:
    Hot dogs: understanding climate change impacts in a tropical mammal. Details…
  • 10th February 2016 - James Wood, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge :
    Bats and Emerging Infectious Diseases: conflicting priorities between conservation and public health?. Details…
  • 3rd February 2016 - David Edwards, Dept. of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield:
    Managing tropical agriculture to minimise biodiversity loss. Details…
  • 27th January 2016 - Rob Doubleday, Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), University of Cambridge:
    Science Policy and Expertise. Details…
  • 20th January 2016 - Kathy Willis Department of Zoology, Oxford University & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew:
    Biodiversity conservation and the Green Economy: complementary or competing objectives? Can we have both, and what do we need to know?. Details…
  • 2nd December 2015 - Richard Primack, Biology Department, Boston University:
    Conservation impacts of a warming climate: changes in Massachusetts since the time of Thoreau (1817-1862). Details…
  • 25th November 2015 - Jamie Lorimer, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford:
    Wildlife in the Anthropocene: conservation after nature. Details…
  • 18th November 2015 - Christian Kull, Institut de géographie et durabilité, Université de Lausanne:
    Mendicant baobabs and acrobat acacias: lessons from plants that don’t stay put. Details…
  • 11th November 2015 - Sandy Knapp, Life Science Plants Division, Natural History Museum:
    Commonness and conservation: should we bother about the rare stuff?. Details…
  • 4th November 2015 - Hamish McCallum, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London :
    Known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns: disease threats to Tasmanian Devils, frogs, koalas and woylies. Details…
  • 28th October 2015 - Charles Godfray, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford:
    The challenge of feeding 9-10 billion people without losing most biodiversity. Details…
  • 21st October 2015 - Anthony Martin, South Georgia Habitat Restoration Project, South Georgia Heritage Trust and University of Dundee:
    Invasive alien species on islands: problems and solutions. Details…
  • 14th October 2015 - Steve Redpath, Institute of Biological & Environmental Sciences, Aberdeen University:
    Conflicts in conservation: hunting for solutions. Details…
  • 11th March 2015 - Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus University:
    Biodiversity in a World of Human Dominance and Rapid Change – Anthropocene Challenges and Opportunities. Details…
  • 4th March 2015 - Dr Ivan Scales, Dept of Geography, University of Cambridge:
    Trees, ‘tribes' and taboos: The political ecology of conservation and culture in Madagascar. Details…
  • 25th February 2015 - Professor Georgina Mace, UCL:
    Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Science in a human-dominated world. Details…
  • 18th February 2015 - Dr Valerie Kapos, UNEP-WCMC:
    REDD+ and Biodiversity Conservation: Are The Challenges What We Thought They Were?. Details…
  • 11th February 2015 - Professor Katherine Homewood, UCL:
    Evaluating the social and ecological outcomes of conservation interventions: Tanzania's Wildlife Management Areas. Details…
  • 4th February 2015 - Dr Zoe Davies, University of Kent:
    Biodiversity and the feel good factor. Details…
  • 28th January 2015 - Dr Robyn Veal, Dept of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge:
    Where did plant diversity and sustainability begIn? Arboriculture in the ancient Roman world. Details…
  • 21st January 2015 - Dr Trent Garner, Zoological Society of London:
    Is Evolution (Not) Working for Infected Amphibians?. Details…
  • 3rd December 2014 - Dr Andrew Tanentzap, Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge:
    Extending freshwater conservation beyond shorelines by linking aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Details…
  • 26th November 2014 - Professor Brendan Godley, University of Exeter:
    Tracking marine turtles for conservation. Details…
  • 19th November 2014 - Dr Juliet Vickery, RSPB Centre for Conservation Science:
    Landscape scale conservation - a bird's eye view. Details…
  • 12th November 2014 - Professor Heidi Ballard, UC Davis:
    Environmental and Science Learning through Participation in Scientific Research: From Learning to Conservation Action. Details…
  • 5th November 2014 - Dr Nick Hill, Zoological Society of London:
    MPAs, mangroves and carpets: cause for #OceanOptimism?. Details…
  • 29th October 2014 - Johan Rockström Professor in Environmental Sciences Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University:
    Planetary Boundaries 2.0: the latest advancements on defining a safe operating space for humanity on Earth. Details…
  • 22nd October 2014 - Professor E J Milner-Gulland, Imperial College Conservation Science:
    How do we know if we're making a difference? Finding solid ground in the shifting sands of conservation evaluation. Details…
  • 13th October 2014 - Dr James Pearce-Higgins, Director of Science, British Trust for Ornithology:
    'From individuals to populations to communities: Climate change impacts on birds'. Details…
  • 14th May 2014 - Dr Andrew Knight; Imperial College London:
    RESCHEDULED - The Devil's in the Detail: Designing Instruments, Incentives and Institutions for Stewardship Initiatives on Private Land. Details…
  • 12th March 2014 - Professor Gail Whiteman; Erasmus University:
    Planetary Boundaries and Action2020: Innovations in corporate Sustainability. Details…
  • 26th February 2014 - Dr Helen Curry; Department of History & Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge:
    Hybrid corn and endangered maize: historical perspectives on the conservation of plant genetic resources. Details…
  • 19th February 2014 - Professor Bill Adams; Department of Geography, University of Cambridge:
    The Politics of Thinking Big in Conservation. Details…
  • 12th February 2014 - Dr Paul Robbins; Department of Geography International Fellow & University of Wisconsin-Madison:
    Producing Eden: Can wildlife thrive beyond national parks in India?. Details…
  • 5th February 2014 - Professor Jeremy Thomas OBE; University of Oxford:
    Lessons from the conservation of Europe's Large Blue butterflies. Details…
  • 29th January 2014 - Dr Chris Sandbrook; UNEP-WCMC & Department of Geography, University of Cambridge:
    Friend or foe? Making sense of social research and biodiversity conservation. Details…
  • 22nd January 2014 - Professor Adrian Newton; University of Bournemouth:
    Resilience of biodiversity and ecosystem services to environmental change. Details…
  • 4th December 2013 - Dr Bhaskar Vira; Director, Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) and Department of Geography:
    The (moral) dilemmas of (conservation) research(ers?). Details…
  • 27th November 2013 - Dr Simon Brockington, International Whaling Commission:
    Commercial Whaling:  Science, Society and International Relations. Details…
  • 20th November 2013 - Prof. Sarah Wanless, Seabird Ecologist, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, NERC:
    Conservation of UK seabirds: a big issue or a done deal?. Details…
  • 13th November 2013 - Jenny Birch, Ecosystem Services Officer, BirdLife International:
    Valuing nature for better environmental decision-making: A collaborative toolkit for real-world conservation. Details…
  • 6th November 2013 - Dr Rob Ewers, Reader in Ecology, Imperial College London:
    Predicting Amazonian deforestation and its biodiversity impacts. Details…
  • 31st October 2013 - Prof. Gretchen Daily, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment:
    Mainstreaming Natural Capital into Decision-Making: Frontiers in Research and Policy. Details…
  • 23rd October 2013 - Dr Ben Collen, Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research, UCL:
    Predicting wildlife dynamics in a changing environment. Details…
  • 16th October 2013 - Prof. Carl Jones, Scientific Director of the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, and International Conservation Fellow at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust:
    Lessons from the Dodo: restoring species and ecosystems on Mauritius. Details…
  • 13th March 2013 - Frans Vera, Director, The Foundation of Natural Processes, The Netherlands:
    Re-wilding: putting natural processes back on track. Details…
  • 6th March 2013 - Dr David Coomes, Department of Plant Sciences:
    From invasion to restoration: how enlightened are New Zealand's conservation policies?. Details…
  • 27th February 2013 - Dr Dilys Roe, International Institute for Environment & Development (IIED):
    Making Poverty History – what role for biodiversity conservation?. Details…
  • 20th February 2013 - Professor Mark Burgman, ACERA, University of Melbourn, Australia:
    Expert judgements, Delphi groups, prediction markets: forecasting the future for conservation and national security. Details…
  • 13th February 2013 - Dr Heike Schroeder, University of East Anglia (UEA):
    Rethinking the scope of REDD+ : Carbon stocks or triple wins?. Details…
  • 6th February 2013 - Dr Jenny Gill, University of East Anglia (UEA):
    Conservation of migratory species: the importance of seasonal interactions. Details…
  • 30th January 2013 - Professor Chris Thomas, University of York:
    Conservation and climate change: how radical do we need to be?. Details…
  • 23rd January 2013 - Professor Sir David Baulcombe, Department of Plant Sciences:
    Molecular biology and sustainable agriculture. Details…
  • 12th December 2012 - Prof. Bill Laurance, Distinguished Research Professor & Australian Laureate, JCU, Australia:
    Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Details…
  • 28th November 2012 - Prof. Bram Buscher, Associate Professor of Environment and Sustainable Development at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague:
    'Prosuming' Conservation: interrogating the value of conservation in the web 2.0 age. Details…
  • 21st November 2012 - Dr Stuart Butchart, Global Research and Indicators Co-ordinator, BirdLife International:
    The state of the world's birds: how science underpins conservation and advocacy.. Details…
  • 14th November 2012 - Dr Line zu Ermgassen, visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept Zoology, University of Cambridge:
    Shifting baselines and habitat restoration: Setting appropriate goals. Details…
  • 7th November 2012 - Prof Kate Jones, Joint UCL and ZSL Chair, Ecology and Biodiversity, Institute of Zoology, ZSL:
    Smarter ways to monitor wildlife. Details…
  • 31st October 2012 - Dr Samuel Turvey, Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, ZSL.:
    How useful is local ecological knowledge for conservation management? Case studies from the EDGE. Details…
  • 24th October 2012 - Dr Elizabeth Murchison, Junior Research Fellow, King's College, Cambridge & Research Fellow in Cancer Genetics & Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.:
    Saving the Tasmanian devil from a transmissible cancer. Details…
  • 17th October 2012 - Dr Simon Lewis, Royal Society Research Fellow, School of Geography, University of Leeds:
    Tropical forests in the Anthropocene: what does this mean for conservation?. Details…
  • 10th October 2012 - Dr Ben Phalan, Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology:
    How might we make space for nature in landscapes of the future?. Details…
  • 14th March 2012 - Arild Angelsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB):
    REDD: a good idea, impossible to implement?. Details…
  • 7th March 2012 - Tom Spencer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge:
    Geodiversity, geoconservation & geomorphological services: Challenges beyond 2012.. Details…
  • 29th February 2012 - Julia Jones, University of Bangor:
    Why Monitoring Matters when designing payment for ecosystem services schemes.. Details…
  • 22nd February 2012 - Richard Gregory, RSPB:
    Getting the measure of biodiversity: birds as indicators of environmental change.. Details…
  • 15th February 2012 - Catherine MacKenzie, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge:
    Wombats, Weapons & Water: the making of international conservation treaties.. Details…
  • 8th February 2012 - Chris Hope, Cambridge Judge Business School:
    How high should Climate Change taxes be?. Details…
  • 1st February 2012 - Lynn Dicks, Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology:
    Linking science, policy & practice for wildlife conservation on farmland.. Details…
  • 25th January 2012 - David Roberts, DICE, University of Kent:
    iTrade Wildlife: detecting rare online behaviour. Details…
  • 30th November 2011 - Kerry ten Kate, BBOP Forest Trends:
    Biodiversity offsets and the journey to No Net Loss.. Details…
  • 23rd November 2011 - Amanda Vincent, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia.:
    Getting real about Marine Protected Areas: pragmatism in design and implementation.. Details…
  • 16th November 2011 - Ruth Swetnam, Conservation Science Group, University of Cambridge:
    Mapping Africa's natural capital: progress, problems, potential. Details…
  • 9th November 2011 - Netta Weinstein, Department of Psychology, University of Essex:
    The Natural Way to Care: how exposure to natural environments shapes human relationships.. Details…
  • 2nd November 2011 - Lucas Joppa, CEES Microsoft Research:
    Counting and Conserving the World's 'Missing' Species. Details…
  • 26th October 2011 - Bhaskar Vira, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge:
    Conserving India's Forests: participation, forest rights and ecosystem services.. Details…
  • 19th October 2011 - Steve Albon, Valuing Nature Network,The James Hutton Institute:
    The Ecosystem Service Paradigm: progress towards a more sustainable future.. Details…
  • 12th October 2011 - Dr Toby Gardner ( Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology):
    Trade-offs, team work and the challenge of translating conservation science into policy: some lessons and thoughts from the Amazon.. Details…

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