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Anti-Ageing: Health or Beauty?

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a guest blog by Jorge I. Castillo-Quan, written for the 2015 Write About Research Competition. If you had not heard of the term anti-ageing you have not noticed spam emails, television advertising, and articles in magazines. The term anti-ageing has definitely permeated our society. Most scientists struggle to explain to their non-scientist friends what their […]

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Publication date: Sep 27, 2013 3:44:47 PM

Julian Huxley Lecture

"Palaeoecology: “quaint but irrelevant” or essential for conservation biology?"


Speaker:

Kathy Willis
(University of Oxford)
Date & Time:
Wednesday, 12 June at 5pm
Venue: Medical Sciences AV Hill Lecture Theatre (map)
Host: Jon Bielby (IoZ)


Abstract:

Traditionally there has been little use of palaeoecology in conservation biology with the former often being viewed a purely descriptive and of little use in the actual process of conserving. This talk will tackle this criticism head-on and ask of what use are palaeoecological records to biodiversity conservation and management? Case studies will be presented from on-going research projects in the Galapagos, Madagascar, Tenerife, Mexico, and Congo basin to ask what further information these studies provide when trying to conserve and manage these important biodiversity hotspots.


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