"Biodiversity conservation: using the past to manage the future" by Prof Kathy Willis

Past Event

22 May 2012, 7:00pm - 8:30pm


This is the The Botanical Garden Biodiversity Lecture 2012

Summary: This talk will examine how historical and palaeoecological records have much to offer to current conservation policy and practice. Palaeoecological records from some of the world's best known biodiversity hotspots will feature, including the Galapagos, Western Ghats, Madagascar and Mexico's Sierra de Manatalan. These examples will demonstrate how such records can often provide a more scientifically defensible basis for conservation decisions than those based on only contemporary records.

Speaker: Professor Kathy Willis, Director, Biodiversity Institiute, an Oxford Martin School Institute

Venue: Daubeny Building, Botanical Garden, Oxford

Drinks reception in the Botanic Garden from 6.00pm. Lecture to start at 7.00pm in the Daubeny Lecture Theatre

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