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18:00 - 19:00 15 October 2013

Biodiversity conservation: can we afford to care in a resource hungry world?


Council Room | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr Georgina Mace, UCL Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research

Biodiversity plays many roles in the natural world, some of which are critical to human health and wellbeing, but it is in rapid decline: the "biodiversity crisis". Yet the value and importance of biodiversity is perceived very differently in various parts of society; consider, for example, the different perspectives of land use planners, natural resource managers, conservation biologists and naturalists. As the demand for resources escalates everywhere, it is becoming more important to understand the role of biodiversity and its values. I will review the status and trends of global biodiversity and then discuss how scientific research can contribute to a more coherent assessment of why biodiversity matters.


Mark Huckvale
+44 (0) 7679 4087 | m.huckvale@ucl.ac.uk


Book attendance (required)