The Challenge of Monitoring Biodiversity

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:12:04 +0000

a guest blog by Charlie Outhwaite, written for the 2015 Write About Research Competition. Biological diversity, or biodiversity, is a complex term encompassing the variety of life found on Earth. It incorporates not only differences between species but within species themselves and of the environments and ecosystems where they are found. We as humans benefit […]

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Academic Retreat 2014

Missenden Abbey1st & 2nd May 2014

Missenden Abbey

PROGRAMME

Thursday, 1st May

12:45
Group travel by coach
14:15 Arrivals, registration and check into rooms
15:00 Tea – The Barn Hall
15.30 Welcome by Andrew Pomiankowski, Head of Department
Session 1
Barn Hall


Chair:  Andrew Pomiankowski
15:30-16:15 David Balding,
“Kinship in the era of genome-wide data: what does it mean and what use is it?”
16:15-17:00 Alumnus Talk:  Duncan Greig
“Sex and the single cell”
17:00-17:15 Short break (Barn Hall breakout space)
17:15-18:00
Ben Collen
“Predicting global biodiversity change”
18:00-19.00 Free time
19:00-19:30 Pre-dinner Drinks (from the Garden Room bar)
19:30 Dinner – Abbey private dining room
  After Dinner speaker, Prof Mary Collins, Professor of Immunology and Dean UCL Faculty of Life Sciences

Friday, 2nd May

08:15– 09:15
Breakfast (Abbey main restaurant area)
  Day Delegate Postdocs and Students:
09:27
Depart Marylebone Station by train
10:08
Arrive Great Missenden (8-10 minute walk to Missenden Abbey)
Session 2
Barn Hall


Chair:  Andrew Pomiankowski
09:30-10:15
General discussion: Future strategy for GEE
10:15-10:45
Coffee (Barn Hall breakout space) and arrival of the Post-docs and Students
Session 3
Barn Hall


Chair:  Anjali Goswami
10:45-11:30
Mark Thomas
“Detecting signatures of natural selection using ancient DNA data”
11:30-12:15
Rosie Woodroffe
“Managing protected and endangered wildlife: the importance of evidence"
12:15-13:00
Kate Jones,
“Impact of global weirding on the emergence and spread of zoonotic infectious diseases”
13:00-14:15
Hot or cold Buffet Lunch (Abbey main restaurant area)
 Session 4
Barn Hall


Chair:  Max Telford
 14:15-15:00  Georgina Mace
“The ecology of natural capital: accounting for costs and benefits”
 15:00-15.30  Tea (Barn Hall breakout space)
 15.30-16.15  Andrew Pomiankowski
“The evolution of two sexes”
 16:30 Depart (make way on foot to Great Missenden Railway Station a 8-10 minute walk)
 16:49  Depart Great Missenden Station by train

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