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12:30 - 14:00 24 May 2018

Lunch Hour Lectures on Tour: Wasps - The Neglected Darlings of the Insect World; Conservation 4.0 – Will robots take your job?

Location

Huxley Lecture Theatre and Bartlett Suite at ZSL London Zoo
Outer Circle | London | NW1 4RY | United Kingdom

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

Speaker information

Dr Seirian Sumner, Reader in Behavioural Ecology, Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, Dept. Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL
Professor Kate Jones, Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity, Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, Dept. Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL

Wasps: the Neglected Darlings of the Insect World

Wasps are much more than the yellow and black striped pesky picnic-botherers. Wasps are one of the most diverse groups of insects; they out number species of bees and wasps combined. Yet, they are the most maligned member of the insect world – hated and avoided. Bees get praise and attention for their good services as pollinators of our wild flowers and crops. In contrast, wasps are regarded as ‘pointless’.

Conservation 4.0 – Will robots take your job?

Wild nature and natural ecosystems are declining rapidly as humans use more of the earth’s resources and change climate patterns. Thanks to new sensor technologies such as animal movement tags, camera traps and passive acoustic sensors and new ways of analysing these data with artificial intelligence, scientists studying the impact of anthropogenic change now have access to huge amounts of data about our changing environment and declining wildlife populations.


Contact

Laurie Michel-Hutteau
events@ucl.ac.uk


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