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.

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
Address:
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
Address:
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
Address:
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
Address:
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
Address:
The Tinbergen Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
Cost: £30/75/100

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

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Start: December 17, 2014 16:00
End: December 17, 2014 17:00
Venue: D38, Department of Zoology
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Life after death: how parents structure communities and fuel diversity – Rebecca Kilner

Rebecca Kilner, University of Cambridge: Life after death: how parents structure communities and fuel diversity

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Start: December 17, 2014 13:00
End: December 17, 2014 14:00
Venue: LTB, Department of Zoology
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Causes and consequences of biodiversity: insights from the world’s birds – Nathalie Seddon

Nathalie Seddon, University of Oxford: Causes and consequences of biodiversity: insights from the world’s birds

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Start: December 17, 2014 11:00
End: December 17, 2014 12:00
Venue: D38, Department of Zoology
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December 2, 2014

First Global Soil Biodiversity Conference

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

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Start: December 2, 2014
End: December 5, 2014
Venue: Palais des Congrès
Address:
Dijon, France

November 28, 2014

Birds and climate change – Dr James Pearce-Higgins

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

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Start: November 28, 2014 16:00
End: November 28, 2014 17:00
Venue: D38, Department of Zoology
Address:
South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, United Kingdom