Disappearing wildlife? Technology to the rescue!

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Friday 13 October

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  • Bats swarming at sunset in Mexico.

    Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service vis Flickr

Price

Standard £16

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Concession £10

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Members and Patrons £7

Event description

The amazing diversity of life on our planet is rapidly declining thanks to human activity, however ordinary ‘citizen scientists’ like you can also be part of the solution. Join Kate Jones to learn about the amazing technology being used to monitor wildlife worldwide, how it is helping us understand the natural world and hopefully save it too!

This event is particularly suitable for ages 7+.

About the speaker

Kate Jones is Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity in the Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment (GEE) at University College London. Kate Jones is a world-leading biodiversity modeller known for her innovative, broad cross-disciplinary research in the linkages between global change, biodiversity and ecosystem services, winning the Philip Leverhulme Prize for outstanding contributions to Zoology in 2008. Kate holds scientific advisory positions for a number of national and international conservation charities and was the Chair of The Bat Conservation Trust from 2010-2015. She also directs a number of citizen science projects monitoring biodiversity globally. Kate is a passionate science communicator and regularly appears in the national and international media, including the Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4 in 2015. Allegedly*, Charles Darwin is her 8th cousin (6 times removed).

Timing

The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

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