Mindset Public Talk: “Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey and the Changing Dynamics of Nature”

Professor John W. Terborgh will be the special guest speaker for June’s Mindset Public Talk (Tuesday 16th June, 6 pm at KLTC). John Terborgh is a giant in the field of tropical ecology and one of the fathers of Conservation Biology as a discipline and will talk about ‘Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Dynamics of Nature’.

This event is one of Mindset’s Public Talks – monthly events that are generally held on the evening of the third Wednesday of each month (but please note that in June the talk will take place on a Tuesday!). These talks are aimed to a general audience including academics, government officers, NGOs, people from the relevant industries, and any person with an interest for environmental issues. We are looking forward to see you in this and future Mindset events.


Mindset Public Talk, June 2015
Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Dynamics of Nature
Guest Speaker: John W. Terborgh (Duke University)
Date & time: 
Tue 16 Jun 2015, 6-7:30 pm
University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC), Level 2, Chulan Tower, No 3 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur (GPS: 3.149604, 101.716449)
Mindset, UNMC Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Studies
RSVP: Tue 9 Jun, Praveena.Chackrapani@ nottingham.edu.my

Refreshments will be served after the talk.
Transport from and back to UNMC will be provided for students who register before 9 June
[To avoid traffic hassle we encourage using public transport. The nearest stations to KLTC are Monorail’s Raja Chulan (11 min walking) and Bukit Bintang (13 min)]


About the Speaker

John W. Terborgh is a James B. Duke Professor of Environmental Science and is Co-Director of the Center for Tropical Conservation at Duke University. He is a member of the National Academy of Science, and for the past thirty-five years, he has been actively involved in tropical ecology and conservation issues. An authority on avian and mammalian ecology in neotropical forests, Dr. Terborgh has published numerous articles and books on conservation themes. Since 1973 he has operated a field station in Peru’s Manu National Park where he has overseen the research of more than 100 investigators. Dr. Terborgh earlier served on the faculties of the University of Maryland and Princeton University. In June 1992 he was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship in recognition of his distinguished work in tropical ecology, and in April 1996 he was awarded the National Academy of Science Daniel Giraud Elliot medal for his research, and for his book Diversity and the Tropical Rainforest. He has served on several boards and advisory committees related to conservation, including the Wildlands Project, Cultural Survival, The Nature Conservancy, The World Wildlife Fund and both the Primate and Ecology Specialist Groups of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.


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