What a waste - Urban Ecology lecture

09 March 2012 18:30 - 20:30

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

Event description

Brownfields have an image problem. Brown is not a cool colour; it is the colour of excrement, the colour of dirt. Derided as economically useless 'wastelands', brownfields are often portrayed as being little more than bulldozed heaps of rubble, twisted metal and fly-tipped rubbish. But brownfields are more floristically diverse than chalk downland, and home to more red-data-book and nationally scarce insects than ancient woodlands. In much of London and the Thames Gateway, brownfield sites are the most important wildlife sites on offer, but their wildlife worth is often not appreciated until the developers' bulldozers move in. By which time it is too late.

Speaker: Richard Jones, fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and of the Linnean Society, and a past president of both the British Entomological and Natural History Society and the Amateur Entomologists' Society.

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Event organiser: Birkbeck Institute of Environment

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