“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
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.
January 6, 2015
December 17, 2014
Biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems: one summary of, and vision for, a paradigm – Brad Cardinale
Brad Cardinale, University of Michigan: Biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems: one summary of, and vision for, a paradigm
Rebecca Kilner, University of Cambridge: Life after death: how parents structure communities and fuel diversity
Nathalie Seddon, University of Oxford: Causes and consequences of biodiversity: insights from the world’s birds
December 2, 2014
Assessing soil biodiversity and its role for ecosystem services The Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative (GSBI) and EcoFINDERS are pleased to announce the First GSBI Conference – Assessing Soil Biodiversity and its Role for Ecosystem Services, to be held in Dijon, France, December 2-5th, 2014. This will be a dynamic international meeting summarizing the current state of knowledge and recent advancements
November 28, 2014
EGI Seminar – Dr James Pearce Higgins (BTO) Dr James Pearce-Higgins of the British Trust for Ornithology will speak ‘Birds and climate change.’ All are welcome
October 9, 2014
Professor William F Laurance, Distinguished Research Professor & Australian Laureate/Prince Bernhard Chair in International Nature Conservation, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia We live in an era of unprecedented road expansion, with new roads now penetrating into most the world’s surviving wildernesses. Such roads often unleash a Pandora’s Box of environmental problems, such as illegal colonisation, deforestation, hunting, and land speculation.
September 8, 2014
The NRG BESS Conference 2014 on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability will take place at the University of Southampton on the 8th and 9th of September 2014. This conference is open to all postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, research assistants and research technicians and to both NRG BESS-members and non-members. Registration and deadlines Early-bird registration is open until July 15th and
June 13, 2014
Dr Hans Verbeeck, Laboratory of Plant Ecology, Ghent University Compared to other tropical regions, there is a lack of recent and accessible legacy data for the Congo Basin tropical forest, which is the second-largest continuous area of rainforest in the world. Especially the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is largely overlooked in global studies and in measuring networks. Nevertheless DRC
June 6, 2014
How do we know if we’re making a difference? Finding solid ground in the shifting sands of conservation evaluation (OCTF seminar)
E.J. Milner-Gulland,Professor in Conservation Science, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College, London Full details available soon All welcome. The talk will be followed by drinks. For further details and to book a place for any of the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests events, please visit https://bookwhen.com/octf.