Invasive species: one of the four horsemen of our apocalypse
11 Jun 2013 – 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Alien invasive species have already been wholly or largely responsible for the extinction of dozens of species, yet there is no sign that their role in the current extinction crisis is diminishing. Indeed, Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist Jared Diamond included invasive species as one of the “Four Horsemen” of this particular apocalypse, along with habitat destruction, over-exploitation by people, and extinction cascades (when one extinction leads to another). This meeting will highlight the seriousness of the threat that invasive species pose both environmentally and economically. It will address the interactions between climate change and invasive species and the potential biological disasters which could result. A broad introduction to the issues posed by invasive species, coupled with specific examples of newly emerging problem areas will leave the audience with a knowledge of both site-specific and global threats posed by invasives as well as an understanding of the management implications and conservation problems.
Tim Blackburn - Director of the Institute of Zoology
Helen Roy - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Peter Convey - British Antarctic Survey
This meeting will be chaired by Niall Moore, Non-native Species Secretariat (Fera)
Further Information: please contact Megan Orpwood-Russell, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY.
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