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The Challenges Of 2030: Climate Change & Conservation With Dr Gemma Beatty From Aberystwyth University
30th November 2020 @ 12:00 - 12:45
The main objective of this session is to discuss how research that scientists carry out now can help tackle the combined challenges of climate change and habitat loss.
The session will outline the dual threats of climate change and habitat loss and allow students to discuss their potential impacts.
The session will then move on to looking at two applied research projects, ECHOES (based in Wales and Ireland) and DGbarcoding (based in Sabah, Borneo). The overall aim of both projects is to provide data which will help mitigate these future challenges. We will then discuss the limitations of the research.
The students will benefit from learning how science projects are carried out in real-world scenarios by multi-disciplinary teams.
The other events in The Challenges of 2030 series are (Please click):
- 5 October – 14:00-14:45 (UK Time) – Geography In A Digital Age: Reflections On The Smart Technology Revolution
- 12 October – 12:00-12:45 (UK Time) – Fake News, Conspiracy Theories and Disinformation: Past, Present and Future
- 19 October – 12:00-12:45 (UK Time) – Theatre & Performance – The Show Must Go On
- 2 November – 12:00-12:45 (UK Time) – Criminology’s Contribution to the Climate Crisis
- 9 November – 12:00-12:45 (UK Time) – Business: Rise of the Machines
- 16 November – 12:00-12:45 (UK Time) – Computer Science – Bioinformatics & Our Genomic Information
- 23 November – 12:00-12:45 (UK Time) – Mathematics: Quantum Computing
Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Gemma Beatty
Suitable for: Year 12 and 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Wildlife Conservation, Ecology, Zoology, Vet Bioscience, Biology and Climate Change, Biology, and Plant Sciences.
Preparation or Pre-Reading: There is no specific preparation or pre-reading but we recommend that students consider and discuss some of the key issues as they perceive them and think of any questions they would like to ask.
The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.
Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below: