Upsetting the balance of nature: are humans really to blame?
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Who this event is for
JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
It is widely believed that humankind has disrupted the balance of nature. But what is the real evidence for this?
Although nobody would dispute our influence on the world around us, Andrew will seek to present this impact in the context of the changing ecology
of the world as a whole. He will show you the areas of greatest and least influence, with some surprising evelations. Agriculture is a key example but what other elements have changed habitats irreparably? Have we ever been in balance with the ecology of a region and as any other species been in similar balance?
Andrew’s talk may leave you asking questions about the implications of his findings for the conservation and environmental movement as a whole.
About the speaker
Dr Andrew Lack, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Biology has taught at Brookes for 27 years and has co-authored a wide range of books including The Natural History of Pollenationand The Museum Swifts. He has also written Redbreast: the Robin in Life and Literature and acted as consultant for Collins English Dictionary and biological dictionaries.
Following the lecture, there will be a book signing with Dr Andrew Lack in the Space to Think Lab in Abercrombie Atrium.