Stamford Raffles Lecture 2009 - Professor John Beddington
16 Jun 2009 – 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
We are delighted to announce that Professor John Beddington will give the 2009 Stamford Raffles Lecture.
Biodiversity and ecosystems in a changing world
The challenges we face in providing enough safe, clean and affordable energy, water and food for our growing global population, which is moving into cities, are intimately linked to the challenge of mitigating and adapting to climate change. It is clear that any effective way to solve these challenges should continue to recognise the importance of maintaining our rich ecosystems. Scientists are increasing their understanding of the benefits that well-functioning ecosystems provide 'behind the scenes'; for example, in sequestering our carbon, purifying our water and pollinating our crops. It is vital that we continue to bring these issues to the attention of policy-makers. Biodiversity and supporting ecosystems should not be neglected when decisions are made, both nationally and internationally.
Biography for Professor John Beddington
Professor John Beddington was appointed as Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) on 1 January 2008. His main research interests are the application of biological and economic analysis to problems of natural resource management including, inter alia, fisheries, pest control, wildlife management and the control of disease. He started his academic career at the University of York and spent three years on secondment from York as a Senior Fellow with the International Institute of Environment and Development. He has been at Imperial College since 1984, where he headed the main departments dealing with environmental science and technology. He was Professor of Applied Population Biology at Imperial College London until his appointment as GCSA.
Please note that this event was part of the 2008-09 Scientific Meetings programme
All places for the lecture and reception must be booked in advance. Places are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no individual seat allocations but please see above diagram for Meeting Rooms layout for this event.
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Guests are requested to arrive by 6.45pm; the Lecture will begin at 7.00pm prompt and latecomers may not be admitted to avoid disrupting the speaker. A reception will follow and is scheduled between 8.00 and 9.30pm.
Further information: please contact Joy Hayward, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY.
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Details of previous Stamford Raffles Lectures
Professor John Beddington CMG, FRS receives Honorary Fellowship
ZSL Scientific Meetings
information on ZSL membership
Map showing ZSL Meeting Rooms