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 Boardroom, OUCE, 1-2pm on Thursdays unless indicated otherwise below. For further information contact Prof. Rob Whittaker.

Week 1: Thursday 17 January 2008

Towards a Biocultural Theory of Extinction.

Dr Richard Ladle, School of Geography, Oxford.

Week 2: Thursday 24 January 2008

Evapotranspiration is a proxy for biodiversity, but how accurate are evapotranspiration estimates?

Dr Josh Fisher, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford.

Week 3: Thursday 31 January 2008

Is tropical forest cover declining?

Alan Grainger, Leeds University.

Week 4: Thursday 7 February 2008

Vulnerability of the Amazon forest to climate change: new insights from a recent drought.

Dr Luiz Aragao, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford.

Week 5: Thursday 14 February 2008

Evolutionary species-area curves as revealed by single-island endemics: insights for the inter-provincial species-area relationship.

Dr Kostas Triantis, School of Geography, Oxford.

Week 6: Thursday 21 February 2008

Meta-analyses and Mega-mistakes: Calling time on meta-analyses of the species richness-productivity relationship

Prof. Robert J. Whittaker, Biodiversity Research Group, OUCE.

Week 7: Thursday 28 February 2008 - POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT TERM

Where do you want to go to make a difference? A review of the scope of international conservation volunteering.

Dr Jamie Lorimer, School of Geography, Oxford.

Week 8: Thursday 6 March 2008

Climate change, humans and the extinction of the woolly mammoth

David Nogués-Bravo, Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, National Museum of Natural Sciences, Spain.