Communicating Science - Conservation with shifting goalposts: polar conservation and climate change
13 Apr 2010 – 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm
Conservation with shifting goalposts: polar conservation and climate change; a ZSL Science and Conservation Event.
Some of the most wide-ranging threats to biodiversity stem from the biological impacts of climate change, which can impact the habitat and food of all species, from penguins and polar bears to corals.
While we can identify the problem, the biological effects of climate change are beyond the control of conservationists.
Should we acknowledge this and do what we can, or are we papering over the cracks? Is it possible to mitigate the effects of climate change and, if so, how?
Three zoologists will describe what climate change means for their Antarctic species or ecosystem, and evaluate the possibility of implementing conservation strategies that are robust against climate change.
Talks and speakers:
Flying seabirds and the Southern Ocean ecosystem
Claire Tancell – University of Cambridge
Antarctic seals - predicting responses to climate change
Dr Iain Staniland – British Antarctic Survey
Problems with penguins and climate change
Dr Tom Hart – Institute of Zoology, ZSL
Organised by Tom Hart and Alex Rogers, Institute of Zoology, 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 is available above; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.