This event has now finished.
  • Date and time: Thursday 8 February 2024, 1.30pm to 4pm
  • Location: In-person only
    B/A/004, Biology Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students (postgraduate researchers only)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

The aim of this workshop is to identify research questions and potential research projects at the interface between the bioeconomy and nature. The workshop is aimed at UoY researchers and relevant collaborators who can develop research bids to any upcoming UKRI calls

The bioeconomy refers to economic activity involving the use of biotechnology and biomass in the production of goods, services, or energy. Recent advances in biomass processing, animal husbandry and marine resource use have the potential to alter the UK's land and seascapes over the next few decades, but the future is uncertain and the impacts on nature and biodiversity are unclear. 
This workshop will bring together researchers from York working on the future of the bioeconomy, with those interested in biodiversity and nature to establish scenarios of future change that could form the basis of future collaborations.
With presentations from Dr Julia Touza, YESI Resilient Ecosystems co-lead, Prof Neil Bruce, Director of the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products and Prof Chris Thomas, Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity