Past Events

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

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OCTF seminar: Independent monitoring and the future of forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Date: 
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 16:15
Location: 
Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Leo Bottrill, Director of CrowdCover and Project Leader for the Moabi Initiative

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OCTF seminar: The Architecture of Trees

Date: 
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 16:15
Location: 
Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RB

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Professor Francis Halle, renowned French botanist and Botany Professor Emeritus of the University of Montpellier

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OCTF seminar: Insights into tropical forest structure and dynamics from the CTFS - ForestGEO network of forest dynamics plots

Date: 
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 16:15
Location: 
Seminar Room 1, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD

OCTF seminar followed by drinks at the King's Arms

Speaker: Helene Muller-Landau, PhD, Staff Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

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OCTF seminar: Yangambi, challenging tropical forest research in the heart of the Congo basin

Date: 
Friday, June 13, 2014 - 16:15
Location: 
Seminar Room 1, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Dr Hans Verbeeck, Laboratory of Plant Ecology, Ghent University

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OCTF seminar: How do we know if we're making a difference? Finding solid ground in the shifting sands of conservation evaluation

Date: 
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 17:00
Location: 
Seminar Room 1, The Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: E.J. Milner-Gulland, Professor in Conservation Science, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College, London

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OCTF seminar: Signature of abrupt climate change in the tropical Andes

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

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Dr Dunia H. Urrego, Lecturer in Physical Geography, College of Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

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OCTF seminar: Is prevention better than cure in conservation?

Date: 
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 16:15
Location: 
School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks

Speaker: Dr Hugh Possingham, Professor of Ecology, University of Queensland/Chair of Conservation Decisions, Imperial College London

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OCTF seminar: Asia Pulp & Paper: sustainability strategy in a changing global landscape

Date: 
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 16:15
Location: 
School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

OCTF seminar followed by drinks - all welcome

Speakers: Lee Henderson, Manager of European Sustainability and Stakeholder Outreach and Dr Liz Wilks, Director of European Sustainability and Stakeholder Outreach, Asia Pulp and Paper

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OCTF Conservation & Development Brown-bag Lunch: Pro-Growth vs Pro-REDD: Policy networks, Power and Transformational Change in Peru

Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 13:00 - 14:00
Location: 
Moa Room, School of Geography and the Environment, OUCE, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

The brown-bag series will promote an informal space for dialogue, cross-fertilisation and interdisciplinary discussion amongst OCTF members and others working on conservation and development issues in and around Oxford. The series will cover a wide-range of topics with a focus on the challenges and solutions to balancing conservation & development objectives. We expect topics to include environmental policy, forest governance, applied ecology, deforestation drivers & the private sector, local peoples' rights, and beyond.