Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research


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

Date & Time: 10th June 2014 6 – 7:30pm

Venue: Darwin Lecture Theatre, University College London,followed by a wine reception in Darwin Building, B05 & B15.

Prof. Romain Julliard, National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France

Prof. Kate E. Jones, Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, University College London

Technology for Nature? We 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 is free and everyone is welcome. Please register by 4th June to attend.

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Speaker Bios

Prof. Romain Julliard – Prof. 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. 

Prof. Kate Jones – Prof. 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.