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.

September 8, 2014

NRG BESS Early Career Researcher Conference on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability

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

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Start: September 8, 2014
End: September 9, 2014
Venue: University of Southhampton
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United Kingdom

June 13, 2014

Yangambi, challenging tropical forest research in the heart of the Congo basin (OCTF seminar)

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

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Start: June 13, 2014 16:15
End: June 13, 2014 18:30
Venue: TBC
Address:
Select a Country:

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.

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Start: June 6, 2014 16:15
End: June 6, 2014 18:30
Venue: Herbertson Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE
Address:
South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY, Select a Country:

May 8, 2014

Is prevention better than cure in conservation? OCTF seminar

Dr Hugh Possingham, Professor of Ecology, University of Queensland/Chair of Conservation Decisions, Imperial College London 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.

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Start: May 8, 2014 16:15
End: May 8, 2014 18:30
Venue: School of Geography and the Environment
Address:
South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY, United Kingdom

April 10, 2014

REDD+ and UN-REDD in the Asia-Pacific region: State of play, challenges and the road ahead – OCTF seminar

Dr Joel Scriven, UN-REDD Programme, Food and Agriculture Organisation, United Nations All welcome.  The talk will be followed by drinks. For further details and to book a place for any of the OCTF events, please visit https://bookwhen.com/octf. *Please take a moment to book as it’s really useful for us to have an idea of number*

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Start: April 10, 2014 16:15
End: April 10, 2014 18:30
Venue: Herbertson Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE
Address:
South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY, United Kingdom

March 19, 2014

George Monbiot: Should we bring back the European megafauna?

Part of the Megafauna and Ecosystem Function conference Thousands of years ago, a menagerie of large beasts inhabited Europe. Ecosystems were rich and vibrant. In the present day, deciduous European trees and shrubs show signs of elephant-proofing, and possibly rhinoceros adaptations. As farming now retreats from less fertile ground, re-establishing only European mesofauna looks unambitious. Is it the case that

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Start: March 19, 2014 18:00
End: March 19, 2014 20:00
Venue: Natural History Museum
Address:
Parks Road, Oxford, United Kingdom

March 18, 2014

Conference – Megafauna and Ecosystem Function: from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene

Final conference registration deadline:  7 March 2014 Oxford University’s Ecosystems Programme at the Environmental Change Institute, the Oxford Martin School and the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests will host a three-day conference exploring the ecological and environmental consequences of megafauna/large animal extinctions. The conference will consider the environmental legacies of the late Pleistocene extinctions, examine the effects of potential contemporary extinctions, and

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Start: March 18, 2014
End: March 20, 2014
Venue: St John's College
Address:
Oxford, United Kingdom

March 14, 2014

What we know and don’t know about Earth’s biodiversity – OCTF seminar

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

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Start: March 14, 2014 16:15
End: March 14, 2014 18:30
Venue: Herbertson Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE
Address:
South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY, United Kingdom

March 12, 2014

Yangambi, challenging tropical forest research in the heart of the Congo basin

Dr Hans Verbeeck, Laboratory of Plant Ecology, Ghent University, Belgium 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

Start: March 12, 2014 08:00
End: March 12, 2014 17:00

March 7, 2014

Up in Flames: Past, Present and Future of REDD+

Dr Heike Schroeder, Senior Lecturer, School of International Development, University of East Anglia

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Start: March 7, 2014 16:15
End: March 7, 2014 17:15
Venue: Herbertson Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE
Address:
South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY, United Kingdom