Extreme natural events: an overlooked driver of biodiversity loss?
13 Mar 2012 – 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Extreme natural events are expected to become more severe and more frequent with changes in climate.
Extreme natural events, such as floods, droughts or hurricanes, are expected to become more severe and more frequent with changes in climate. These extreme events, in the wrong place at the wrong time, could have enormous direct and indirect human, environmental and economic impacts. We know little about how these impacts might affect biodiversity and current mitigation strategies for reducing the impacts are quasi absent. This meeting will review the environmental, ecological, societal and economic challenges posed by predicted changes in the occurrence and severity of extreme natural events. The current set of strategies in place to mitigate and adapt to the expected impacts will also be explored.
Georgina Mace - Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London
Jane Strachan - National Centre for Atmospheric Science
Sarah Durant - Institute of Zoology
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Abstracts from the event can be downloaded here (111 KB)
Organised by Nathalie Pettorelli, Institute of Zoology
Further Information: please contact Megan Orpwood-Russell, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY.
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This event in the 'Communicating Science' series will begin at 6.00pm (doors from 5.00pm) and talks are scheduled to finish at 7.45pm; 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.
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.