Communicating Science: Conservation biology of the European eel
12 Jan 2010 – 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm
Conservation biology of the European eel - a ZSL Science and Conservation event.
In the past 10–20 years there has been growing concern in relation to the decline in recruitment 'outside safe biological limits' of the European eel across Europe. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species describes the species as Critically Endangered.
The proposed causal factors include: changes in oceanic currents and/or climatic conditions, barriers to migration, loss of freshwater habitat, pollution, poor condition of migrating silver eels, overfishing and pathogens. While the weight of evidence for some factors is greater than others, it is unlikely that there will be a sole cause.
The dire situation of the European eel will be discussed, as well as the efforts that are being made to study the little-understood biology and ecology of the species.
Matthew Gollock, Zoological Society of London;
Andy Don, Environment Agency; and
David Righton, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas)
Chair: Dr Brian Knights, King's College London.
Organised by Matthew Gollock, Tidal Thames Conservation Project Manager, ZSL.
Please note that this event has already taken place.
This event in the 'Communicating Science' series will begin at 6.00pm (doors from 5.00pm) and talks are scheduled to finish at 7.30pm; admission is free and open to everyone (no advance booking or registration required). This event will be held in the ZSL Meeting Rooms and seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
A dinner with the speakers will follow this event and places must be booked in advance. A dinner booking form will be available from this page by early-December; please download for further information.
ZSL Science and Conservation Events: An essential part of ZSL's work is to communicate relevant, high-quality zoological and conservation science. The integrated ZSL Science and Conservation Events programme includes Symposia, and the new 'Wildlife Conservation' and 'Communicating Science' series. Topics cover a wide variety of zoological and conservation themes, and international experts present and discuss their research
Further Information: please contact Joy Hayward, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY.
Tel:+44 (0)20 7449 6227. Fax: +44 (0)20 7449 6411. E-mail: email@example.com.