Science Alive: Science interactive lecture

Science Alive 2014 The Code of Life
Thursday 20 March 2014 16:00-17:15 Hong Kong

Biological Diversity under Global Environmental Change 

With the world’s population now exceeding 7 billion people, increasing pressures are being put on our planet to secure sufficient food and space for each inhabitant. Yet the Earth is a finite system, and as a growing proportion of natural resources is being harvested for human consumption, less energy and less space is being left to the components of biodiversity.

In this talk, Dr Pettorelli will review observed and predicted impacts of global environmental change on biological diversity and ecosystems. She will then highlight the key role of science in informing future environmental management strategies.

This lecture will reserve a portion of free admission seats for the general public on a first come, first served basis.