Please Note: This seminar series has finished. For information on our current seminar series please see our Seminar Series webpage.

All seminars will be held in the MSc Teaching Room 2 at 2pm on Thursdays unless indicated otherwise below. For further information contact Prof. Dave Thomas.

Week 1: Thursday 18 January 2007

The role of science in combating desertification: should desertification and climate change agendas be linked?

Dr Alan Grainger, University of Leeds.

Week 2: Wednesday 24 January 2007 1pm

Can the UNCCD protect the world from land degradation and desertification?

Dr Lindsay Stringer, University of Manchester.

Week 3: Thursday 1 February 2007

Valuing water: environmental valuation in central Australia.

Dr Leah Gibbs, University of Sheffield.

Week 4: Thursday 8 February 2007

Humanitarian perspectives on recent African dryland food crises: long and short term dilemmas.

Jane Cocking, Deputy Humanitarian Director, Oxfam UK.

Week 5: Thursday 15 February 2007

No Seminar.

Week 6: Thursday 22 February 2007

Local knowledge for managing drylands: the African experience.

Dr Andrew Dougill, University of Leeds.

Week 7: Thursday 1 March 2007

Community adaptation to drought: cases from Niger and South Africa.

Florence Crick, OUCE, Oxford.

Week 8: Thursday 8 March 2007

Successfully adapting to climate change in southern Africa: key lessons from the ADAPTIVE project.

Dr Henny Osbahr, OUCE & Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.