All are welcome

Undergraduates and postgraduates are particularly encouraged to attend, as these seminars can provide exposure to a wide range of ideas and research areas that you might not otherwise have an opportunity to learn about.  

The seminars are held on Tuesday at 1:00pm, in B/B/002 (Biology lecture theatres) (unless otherwise stated). Presentations usually last for 45 minutes, followed by a lively discussion. Please contact the seminar series co-ordinator, Kathryn Arnold (email, for further information.

2014 Autumn Term Seminars


Tuesday 14th October
B/B/002 (Biology)
1.00pm - 2.00pm

Sarah Durant
Zoological Society of London
Facing the conservation challenges of wide-ranging species: The example of the cheetah

Tuesday 21st October
B/B/002 (Biology)
1.00pm - 2.00pm

Karen Thorpe
University of York
Impacts of plastics on the aquatic environment

Tuesday 28th October
B/B/002 (Biology)
1.00pm - 2.00pm

Eric Jensen
University of Warwick
Evaluating conservation biology learning at the zoo

Tuesday 4th November
B/B/002 (Biology)
1.00pm - 2.00pm

Tomas Brodin
Umea University, Sweden
Ecological effects of pharmaceuticals in aquatic systems - impacts through behavioural alterations

Tuesday 18th November
B/B/002 (Biology)
1.00pm - 2.00pm

Julita Stadnicka
École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Towards saving lives of experimental fish

Tuesday 25th November
B/B/002 (Biology)
1.00pm - 2.00pm

Neil Ross
University of Newcastle
Past, present and future ice sheet dynamics of West Antarctica

Tuesday 2nd December
B/B/002 (Biology)
1.00pm - 2.00pm

Valentino Govligi
University of Ioannina, Greece
Conservation through religion: unravelling the history of sacred cultural landscapes in Northern Greece

Thursday 4th December
5.00pm - 8.00pm

Ian Owens
Natural History Museum
For the learned and the curious: natural history collections in the 21st century
Environment Department and SEI-Y Christmas Lecture and Soiree