Scientific Meeting - Understanding variation in population sizes
10 Mar 2009 – 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Does the biological model matter?
Population dynamics is the study of marginal and long-term changes in the numbers of individuals in one or several populations, and the biological and environmental processes influencing those changes. Such studies have a strong applied side, providing results which can help manage wildlife (by helping to understand why some populations crash, or how to sustainably exploit a species) and which can help predict biodiversity patterns in the face of environmental change.
This Scientific Meeting will summarize what is known about population dynamics and what information is still lacking. Scientists working on very different biological models who may have different views on what is important will discuss future research priorities, what essential data are lacking and what the promising approaches are.
Professor Emmanuelle Cam - Laboratoire Évolution et Diversité Biologique, Université Paul Sabatier, France;
Professor Tim Coulson - Professor of Population Biology, Imperial College London, UK;
Professor Rob Freckleton - Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK; and
Professor Xavier Lambin - Institute of Biological and Environmental Studies, University of Aberdeen, UK
Organised by Dr Nathalie Pettorelli, Institute of Zoology, ZSL.
Please note that this event has already taken place.
The talks are free and open to the public (no advance booking or registration required). Talks will begin at 6.00pm; doors open at 5.15pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. A dinner with the speakers will follow this Scientific Meeting and places must be booked in advance. Please download and complete the above booking form for further information.
Further Information: please contact Joy Hayward, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY.
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