speaker: Professor Callum Roberts
(Marine Conservation Biologist, Environment Department, York University)
room: Lecture Theatre
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Human impacts on the oceans have increased dramatically in the last half century. The intensity and breadth of these changes is imperilling marine life and biodiversity is dwindling at an alarming rate.
In our favour in addressing this challenge is the fact that human impacts in the sea lag those on land by a hundred years or more and while many terrestrial species have gone extinct, most marine species are still with us. There is still hope of changing course and saving them but we face stiff headwinds in this effort. How do we protect species when we don’t know where they are or even that they exist? How do we protect life in a realm that is hostile to most of the conservation methods used on land? In this talk, drawing on thirty years’ experience studying the sea and its protection, Callum Roberts will try to answer these questions.
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