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Institute for Life Sciences

Biodiversity and the ecology of environmental change – agriculture and wild bird populations Seminar

Origin: 
Biological Sciences
Time:
17:00
Date:
29 April 2013
Venue:
Building 85 Room 2207

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Beatrice Murphy on 023 8059 5374 or email B.J.Murphy@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

Understanding how biodiversity is responding to environmental change is, in part, a problem in population biology.

Demographic models provide a tool that enables us to quantify how environmental change might affect population growth and persistence, and hence identify strategies that reduce negative impacts. Agriculture is a major driver of biodiversity loss. How might population biology help us reduce these impacts? My talk will use data from temperate and tropical wild bird populations to highlight the challenges involved and the approaches we might use.

Speaker information

Professor Ken Norris, Director of the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research. University of Reading

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