Past Events

POSTPONED - Assessing the importance of termites in global ecosystem processes and services

Date: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 16:15
Location: 
Beckit Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

POSTPONED - Unfortunately this seminar has had to be postponed due to illness. We will announce a new date as soon as it can be rearranged.

OCTF seminar followed by drinks - all welcome

Speaker: Dr Paul Eggleton, Merit Researcher, Entomology, Natural History Museum

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The metabolism of a human-dominated planet

Date: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 17:00
Location: 
Oxford Martin School, Corner of Catte and Holywell Street

Speaker: Professor Yadvinder Malhi

We live in a new epoch, the Anthropocene, the Age of Us, of which climate change is just one aspect. The defining feature of this age is that sum of human activity (how many we are and what we are doing) has become large compared to the natural processes of the biosphere. The atmospheric waste products of our activity being the main driver of climate change. How can we measure how “large” we are, and how has our impact on the planet varied throughout human history?

OCTF seminar: Twenty Four Years in The Borneo Project, Lessons in Becoming Allies

Date: 
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 16:15
Location: 
Beckit Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks - all welcome

Speakers: Joe Lamb (Founder) and Jettie Word (Director)

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An ecological history of the New Forest; lessons in forest change and continuity

Date: 
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 16:15
Location: 
School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Jonathan Spencer, Forest Planning & Environment Manager, Forest Enterprise, Forestry Commission England

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REDD+ progress and performance in Brazil: institutions, actors and power

Date: 
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 16:15
Location: 
School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Maria Fernanda Gebara, Associate Researcher, Department for International Development, LSE / Consultant for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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The politics of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report process and its significance for forests

Date: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 16:15
Location: 
School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Deborah S Davenport, PhD, Specialist in International Forest and Climate Change Politics
Writer/Editor, Earth Negotiations Bulletin

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What role do riparian forest fragments play in the sustainable management of tropical agriculture?

Date: 
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 16:15
Location: 
School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Dr Claudia Gray, Research Fellow (Evolution, Behaviour and Environment), University of Sussex

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A global strategy for road building

Date: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 16:15
Location: 
School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Professor William F Laurance, Distinguished Research Professor & Australian Laureate/Prince Bernhard Chair in International Nature Conservation, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia

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India’s development vs conservation conundrum

Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 16:15
Location: 
School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Shekar Dattatri, naturalist, wildlife filmmaker, conservationist, author, and co-founder of India’s premiere conservation portal, www.conservationindia.org.

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Emergent patterns from a general ecosystem model

Date: 
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 16:15
Location: 
Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD

OCTF seminar followed by drinks at the King's Arms pub

Speaker: Mike Harfoot, Senior Ecosystem Modelling Scientist, United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Centre

All welcome. To book a place, please visit www.bookwhen.com/octf