Calendar of Events

This it the biodiversity institute's event page. You can see all our current and previous event listings. We will be posting new events regularly so make sure you check this page often.

March 23, 2015

“Nature in the balance: the economics of biodiversity” by Prof Cameron Hepburn at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival

This book talk is part of the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2015, the Oxford Martin School is the Festival Ideas Partner Speaker: Professor Cameron Hepburn, Director, Economics of Sustainability, The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School Economics researcher and government adviser Professor Cameron Hepburn looks at the economics and science of protecting the planet’s biodiversity providing an

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Start: March 23, 2015 12:00
End: March 23, 2015 13:00
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD, Select a Country:
Cost: 12

March 12, 2015

Biodiversity and climate change: what happens when we turn up the heat on nature?

by Dr Nathalie Seddon Part of the Oxford Martin School’s seminar series: Creating a climate for change: what’s at stake in global climate negotiations The future of biodiversity conservation is under increasing threat from both climate change and human impact. Dr Nathalie Seddon, Director of the Biodiversity Institute, will look at how rapid growth of climate change affects our ecosystems,

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Start: March 12, 2015 17:00
End: March 12, 2015 18:30
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD, Select a Country:

Does palaeozoology have a role in biodiversity conservation? A case study from Sarawak, Borneo

Dr. Chris Stimpson, University of Oxford. Part of the Palaeolithic and Quaternary Seminars / Institute of Archaeology All welcome.

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Start: March 12, 2015 17:00
End: March 12, 2015 18:00
Venue: First Floor Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology
36 Beaumont Street, Oxford, Select a Country:

March 6, 2015

Is ‘Green’ always good? Biodiversity conservation within a ‘Green Economy’ and a ‘Green Revolution’

The next annual Heron-Allen Lecture will take place on Friday 6 March 2015. Our guest speaker will be Professor Kathy Willis, Professor of Biodiversity and Associate Director of the Biodiversity Institute, Department of Zoology, Oxford. Professor Willis will be giving a talk entitled: Is ‘Green’ always good? Biodiversity conservation within a ‘Green Economy’ and a ‘Green Revolution’. The lecture will

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Start: March 6, 2015 17:15
End: March 6, 2015 18:45
Venue: Simpkins Lee Theatre, LMH
Norham Gardens, Oxford, Select a Country:

Converting the Global Palm Oil Market to Sustainability: potential and limits of private sector driven sustainability standards – OCTF seminar

Dr Reinier de Man, Consultant, Leiden, The Netherlands The development of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and its associated sustainability standard will be placed in a wider context: the emergence of many private sector driven ecological and social standards after ‘Rio’(1992), in cooperation with a variety of NGOs. After discussing RSPO’s Principles and Criteria as well as its

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Start: March 6, 2015 16:15
End: March 6, 2015 17:30
Venue: Seminar Room 1, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD, Select a Country:

February 26, 2015

Ecological consequences of tropical forest fragmentation – OCTF seminar

Professor Jane Hill, Department of Biology, University of York Large areas of previously extensive tropical rainforest now exist as remnants scattered across inhospitable agricultural landscapes. Fragmentation usually reduces species richness of forest communities but richness is not always a good predictor of ecosystem functioning. In addition, fragmentation may be affecting forest regeneration success resulting in more profound consequences for biodiversity

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Start: February 26, 2015 16:15
End: February 26, 2015 18:30
Venue: Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment
South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY, Select a Country:

February 13, 2015

Protecting elephants, biodiversity, livelihoods & people through community empowerment in Mali

Susan Canney, Research Associate, Dept of Zoology, University of Oxford OCTF seminar followed by drinks The Mali Elephant Project has worked with the communities of the Gourma region of Mali (over an area larger than Switzerland) to protect this iconic elephant population throughout the recent conflict despite total lawlessness and the occupation of the area by armed groups. This protection

Start: February 13, 2015 16:15
End: February 13, 2015 17:15
Venue: Beckit Room
School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford, Select a Country:

February 11, 2015

Is it all plain sailing with MPAs?

Assessing the success and failures of Marine Protected Areas   An Oxford Conservation Society event: Speakers: Erich Hoyt & Jean-Luc Solandt Erich Hoyt: Award winning author and Expert on Marine Mammals Erich is currently a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Global Campaign for Marine Protected Areas with Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC) in the UK Jean- Luc Solandt:

Start: February 11, 2015 19:30
End: February 11, 2015 19:30
Venue: Okinaga Room
Wadham College, Oxford, United Kingdom

February 9, 2015

The pine marten and polecat in Britain / Lizzie Croose

Part of the Oxfordshire Mammal Society Winter Lecture Series: Vincent Wildlife Trust’s Lizzie Croose talks about the ecology of the pine marten and the polecat, two of the rarest and most elusive mustelids in Britain. Lizzie will discuss current research by VWT on both species, including an exciting project to reinforce pine marten populations in England and Wales. All welcome

Start: February 9, 2015 19:00
End: February 9, 2015 21:00
Venue: Oxford Natural History Museum
Oxford, United Kingdom

January 6, 2015

Biosymposium 2015

“The more biodiversity the better” has long been a central tenet of environmental policy. Recently this has been challenged. By drawing together an interdisciplinary group of leading biodiversity scientists, conservationists, economists and philosophers, the aim of the meeting is to address the following questions: What is the evidence that biodiversity has “value”? In other words: how convinced are we by

Start: January 6, 2015
End: January 7, 2015
Venue: Department of Zoology
The Tinbergen Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
Cost: £30/75/100