Workshop: PAGES focus 4 Biodiversity

Past Event

09 January 2012, 10:00am 11 January 2012 - 5:00pm

Department of Zoology
11a Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3SZ

Please note this event was postponed from December, and will now take place on 9th - 11th January 2012

This workshop is hosted by the Biodiversity Institute and PAGES

Title: "Landscape planning for the future: using fossil records to map potential threats, opportunities and likely future developments for biodiversity and ecosystem services"

The aim of the Workshop is to share how we can use palaeoecological data to solve pressing problems in landscape planning and the management of ecosystem services. The program will be made up of presentations and break-out sessions for discussion. Speakers will discuss how they have used palaeoecological data to demonstrate the change over time and/or space in essential ecosystem functions and services in ways that are directly applicable to landscape planning. Furthermore there will be presentations on state-of-the-art methodologies that can be used to model long-term data in support of decision making.


  • Professor Katherine Willis, Director, Biodiversity Institute (an Oxford Martin School Institute)
  • Professor Stephen T. Jackson, University of Wyoming
  • Dr Kendra McLauchlan, Assistant Professor, Geography, Kansas State University
  • Dr Laura Parducci, Uppsala University
  • Dr Catalina Gonzàlez, Universidad de los Andes
  • Dr Shinya Sugita, Tallin University
  • Dr Abi Stone, College Lecturer, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
  • Dr Paul Wood, Loughborough University
  • Dr. Marc Macias-Fauria, James Martin Fellow, Biodiversity Institute
  • Dr Changhui Peng, University of Quebec at Montreal
  • Dr Tom Coulthard, University of Hull
  • Dr Daniele Colombari, University of Bern
  • Dr. Shonil Bhagwat, Senior Reseach Fellow, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
  • Dr Anna Broström, Lund University
  • Dr Jason S. McLachlan, University of Notre Dame
  • Dr Elizabeth Jeffers, James Martin Fellow, Biodiversity Institute
  • Dr. Michael B. Bonsall, Reader in Zoology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
  • Dr Felix Eigenbrod, University of Southampton
  • Professor Kenneth Richards, James Martin Senior Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin School and Indiana University Bloomington