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Royal Geographic Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

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Our Changing Environment: the future of biodiversity, the oceans, and humanity - FULLY BOOKED

An Alumni and supporters event
Date2 May 2018
Time18:00 to 20:00
PlaceRoyal Geographic Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

“The future of humanity, and indeed all life on earth, now depends on us.” Sir David Attenborough’s words at the conclusion of the Blue Planet II series resonated across a world which is only just waking up to the threat of global environmental change resulting from human intervention. At this special event held at the iconic Royal Geographical Society in London, three talks from University of Exeter academics will provide new perspectives on global environmental change.

University of Exeter researchers are at the forefront of groundbreaking research to unravel the diverse and complex problems of environmental change and find creative solutions. Whether it’s the cultural and social impacts of climate change; the vulnerability of wildlife; or the effect of an ever changing ocean on marine life, the effects of human activity on our environment can be felt in every direction.

Academics at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter are working together to understand, mitigate and protect our planet and its inhabitants in the face of environmental change. At this special event held at the iconic Royal Geographical Society in London, three talks from University of Exeter academics will explore the extent to which humanity relies on the stability of the ecosystems around it and offer an understanding of the steps we can all take to protect them.

Professor Neil Adger will reveal how the impacts of climate change affect the things we care about. He will use an ongoing analysis of flood risk and its burden on people and communities to reveal how impacts of weather-related extremes affect our well-being.

Professor Juliet Osborne will explore Exeter’s research on pollinator declines, which are essential for crop production but which face complex challenges as a result of environmental change.  Professor Osborne will outline how Exeter’s work is providing practical solutions by working with farmers, beekeepers and policy-makers.

Professor Darren Croft will explore the conservation issues facing Southern Resident Killer whales in the USA and Canada, revealing how Exeter’s research is helping to unravel the drivers of survival and reproduction in this population.

All alumni from the University of Exeter are invited to hear from world leading climate change researchers and meet with other Exeter alumni over drinks and canapes. Three short talks will be a followed by a Q&A panel discussion and a further opportunity to meet with researchers in the wider College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

How to book: This event is now fully booked. If you would like to attend please email alumni@exeter.ac.uk and we will let you know if further tickets become available. 


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