This event has now finished.
  • Date and time: Friday 31 May 2019, 12pm to 3pm
  • Location: H/G/17, Heslington Hall, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staffYESI Tropical Ecosystem Network members (non-members are also welcome)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking recommended

Event details

Join YESI for the 11th Tropical Ecosystem Network meeting which will focus on Protected Areas. Leading experts from the University of York will present their work on this topic through a series of short presentations and soapbox talks, followed by a networking lunch and then an in-depth group discussion to explore future research directions, potential applications/opportunities.

If you would like to participate in the soapbox talks (present your research in 3 minutes!) please let us know by emailing Alice Flint at

The meeting is primarily for network members but non-members are welcome to attend. The YESI Tropical Ecosystem Network is designed to bring together the breadth of expertise across departments at the University of York to build innovative collaborations, develop new interdisciplinary research directions and bid for funding opportunities. If you are not a member of the YESI Tropical Ecosystem Network and would like to join please click here.

Provisional Agenda

11:45-12:00 Registration and refreshments

Session 1: Introduction and updates

12:00-12:10 Land use scenarios in East Africa: Prof. Rob Marchant, Department of Environment and Geography

12:10-12:20 Expanding the protected area network in Sabah, Borneo: Dr Sarah Scriven, Department of Biology

12:20-12:30 Serengeti fire project: Dr Colin Beale, Department of Biology

12:30-12:45 Soapbox talks

12:45-13:00 Q&A

13:00-13:30 Lunch and networking

Session 2: Exploring future research opportunities 

13:30-14:30 Group work: Future plans and opportunities

14:30-15:00 Feedback and summary


Alice Flint (YESI)