"What we know and don't know about Earth's biodiversity" by Lucas N. Joppa

Past Event

14 March 2014, 5:15pm - 6:45pm

Herbertson Room, OUCE
Herbertson Room, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

This semianr is hosted by the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests, an Oxford Martin School Centre

Speaker: Lucas N. Joppa, PhD, Computational Science Laboratory, Microsoft Research

Summary: What we know about Earth's biodiversity has filled plenty of books, but what we don't know about life on Earth could fill libraries. Most of that missing information resides in the tropics. Closing the gap between what we know and don't know will dictate how successful we are at conserving the ecological systems we all depend upon. Lucas will discuss how statistics, computation, crowd sourcing, and emerging technologies will help us understand questions ranging from how many species there are on earth to how fast they are going extinct - all from a practical conservation point of view

The seminar will be followed by drinks, all welcome

To book a place, please visit https://bookwhen.com/octf