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Prioritising conservation action under a changing climate

Silver-washed Fritillary

Friday 23 November, 7.00 – 8.00pm.  Newcastle University – Ridley Building 2, room RIDB2.1.65

Climate change is already altering the populations and distributions of species, but how should conservationists respond to these impacts? Dr Colin Beale is working to identify the species and spaces that might be changing in conservation status due to climate change across the UK and worldwide. 

Colin is a lecturer in the Department of Biology at York University. His research looks into the spatial processes in ecology and species distribution, from single landscapes to global biodiversity patterns.

This talk is our annual ‘Hancock Lecture’, named in honour of John Hancock (1808-1890). Hancock was a significant NHSN member who organised and raised funds for the building of the Hancock Museum in the 1880s (now the Great North Museum: Hancock). The Hancock lecture provides an opportunity to invite a speaker with an international reputation to talk to NHSN about their special interests which coincide with our own.