Journeys of discovery: ecology and exploration

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Julian Bayliss

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall, Headington Campus


Meet the Oxford Brookes alumnus who discovered the largest rainforest in Southern Africa!

Julian Bayliss ‘03 organises and runs scientific expeditions to inaccessible areas that have generally not been visited by biologists before. When not organising scientific expeditions, he is involved with protected area management and combating wildlife crime in Africa and during this time he has discovered over 20 new species to science.

His lecture will focus on the role of modern scientific exploration in conservation in Africa, and the technological tools at our disposal which aid in this process that were not available to explorers of old. He will demonstrate the use of these tools and show some of the discoveries that have resulted from using them on expeditions in parts of Africa.

He will also highlight the dangers and discoveries from a series of scientific expeditions over the last ten years, and show how he has applied the skills learnt in his PhD at Oxford Brookes to his work in Africa. You can find out more about Julian's work on his website.