The Future of Biodiversity and what it means for us - Conference-Debate

The Future of Biodiversity and what it means for us - Conference-Debate
What does the future hold for biodiversity on our planet over the coming century? And what does this mean for human society and prosperity? In the third event in the series, we explore the current threats to nature and try to understand what the world will look like in 2050. We will combine perspectives from biology and economics to explore possible future scenarios, explaining some of the ways that future predictions are made, debating the degree of confidence we can have, and exploring different strategies that may be used to ensure that the many services provided to us by biodiversity are maintained into the foreseeable future.

We will be hosting a Conference-Debate with Dr Richard Pearson (UCL, CBER) and the French speakers, Prof. Paul Leadley (Université Paris-Sud in Orsay) and Prof. Luc Doyen (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), taking place at the Huxley Lecture Theatre, Institute of Zoology. This will then be followed by a wine reception.

19 November 2014, Zoological Society of London Meeting Rooms, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Tickets to this free event can be booked via eventbrite at https://biodiversity-futures.eventbrite.co.uk

More information, including speaker biographies, can be found at: http://www.cberresearch.org/FrenchEmbassy/BiodiversityFutures.html