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18:00 - 19:30 10 June 2014

UCL – French Embassy ‘State of Nature’ Conférence-Débat Series 2014 - Technology for Nature?


Darwin Lecture Theatre | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Romain Julliard, is the Scientific Director of Vigie Nature at National Museum of Natural History, Paris, which monitors trends in various widespread taxa using citizen scientists in France. Prof. Julliard’s research focuses on the functional homogenization of biodiversity, how biodiversity changes (reorganization of communities under the influence of global change) and biodiversity applications (development of biodiversity indicators). Prof. Julliard did his PhD in University of Montpellier France and has worked at National Museum of Natural History, Paris since 1999.
Professor Kate Jones, holds the chair of Ecology and Biodiversity at University College London and Zoological Society of London. Her research focuses on understanding how biodiversity is maintained, monitored and conserved globally, with a focus on mammals. Following her PhD in 1998, Prof. Jones has held research positions at University of Virginia, Columbia University and Zoological Society of London and has worked at University College London since 2012.

Technology for Nature? Two leading biodiversity scientists from France and the UK debate whether new technologies can help us to further understand and predict the impact of anthropogenic change on the natural world. Can these technologies inspire people to become further engaged in the environment around them?

The event will be followed by a wine reception.


Chris Langridge