There is an Earthwatch event coming up tomorrow, with two lectures about
Forests and Climate Change
Dan Bebber, head of climate change research at Earthwatch Europe will talk about how forests (including the ones we consider pristine) are always linked to human activities, and how we must manage our relationship with forests to mitigate the effects of climate change. This talk is also related to my recent feature in Oxford Today about the European Climate Centre at Wytham Woods near Oxford.
Mika Peck from the University of Sussex at Brighton will present his conservation research in the cloud forests of northwestern Ecuador, an aerea of extremely high biodiversity, which is also highly sensitive to the impact of human activities. Like most Earthwatch projects, his work depends on volunteers. Anybody can join in and help conservation at the front line.
I've heard rehearsals of both talks and they are both fascinating. The real event will be on tomorrow,
Thursday 26th March, 7pm-8.30pm at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
Numbers are limited so call +44 (0)1865 318856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today to avoid disappointment!