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LEEP Seminar Series - Professor David Edwards - Managing tropical agriculture to minimise biodiversity loss

The Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP) seminar
Date14 October 2019
Time16:00 to 17:00
PlaceBuilding:One Bateman Lecture Theatre

ABSTRACT: Expansion of farming is the biggest driver of the global extinction crisis. In this talk I will explore options for minimising the biodiversity impact of farming, focusing on oil palm and cattle in Colombia. BIO: David Edwards is Professor of Conservation Science at the University of Sheffield, UK. He works at the nexus of land-use change, biodiversity and policy, and he has worked extensively in SE Asia and Colombia since 2006. His work has brought to light the impacts of tropical land-use change and habitat disturbance on biodiversity, and ecosystem functioning and services. He is on the Editorial Board of Current Biology. (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/aps/staff-and-students/acadstaff/edwards)

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