Wild London - Urban Ecology lecture

10 February 2012 18:30 - 20:30

Location: Lecture Theatre B33, Birkbeck College, University of London, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7HX, UK.

Event description

Maybe you don't think London and other cities are particularly wild? But how wild is the countryside, and what do we mean by 'wild' anyway? This lecture will try to persuade you that, if we adopt the right viewpoint, the bits of countryside that seem to be the most 'wild' are not really very wild at all. Moreover, from the perspective of the animals that live there, urban gardens and brownfields are no less wild than the Serengeti, just on a slightly smaller scale. This revisionist view of the natural world, in which man and his works are part of - rather than somehow 'outside' - nature, has some interesting implications for what we choose to conserve, and how we conserve it.

Speaker: Dr Ken Thompson, Senior Research Fellow at Sheffield University

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Event organiser: Birkbeck Institute of Environment

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