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on 14 Sep, 16:23
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[Mindset Public Talk] Dr Lesley Lancaster – Climate change, species range shifts, and biodiversity

[Mindset Public Talk] Dr Lesley Lancaster – Climate change, species range shifts, and biodiversity
Past Event
20 Sep
18:00 - 19:30
Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre

We are pleased to announce that in September we will have a Mindset Public Talk – Climate change, range shifts, and the global distribution of resilience, by Dr Lesley Lancaster, Associate Professor at the University of Aberdeen, UK. In this talk, Dr Lancaster will discuss how climate-related shifts in species range shape global patterns of biodiversity, and the its implications in the context of current environmental change. More details below and in the attached flyer.

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. 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.

Please do join us and share this information with others who might be interested.

Mindset Public Talk, Sep 2017

Title: Climate change, range shifts, and the global distribution of resilience
Guest Speaker: Dr Lesley Lancaster
Date & time: Wed 20 Sep 2017, 6-7:30 pm
Venue: University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC), Level 2, Chulan Tower, No 3 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur (GPS: 3.149604, 101.716449)
Organizer: Mindset, UNMC Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Studies
RSVP: Tue 18th Sep, 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 Mon 18th Sep

[To avoid traffic hassle we encourage using public transport. The nearest stations to KLTC are Monorail’s Raja Chulan (11 min walking) and MRT’s Bukit Bintang (13 min)]

About the Talk

Under periods of climatic warming, many species shift their geographic ranges to higher latitudes, as poleward habitats just beyond their ancestral range become newly suitable. Widespread, net movements of a wide range of species in a poleward direction have occurred under both post-glacial colonisation events (within the past 10,000 years) and more rapidly and recently in response to contemporary climate change. However, the consequences of these range shifts for the global patterns of species or ecosystem resilience to environmental stressors has often been under appreciated. In this presentation I will discuss the processes by which climate-mediated range shifts shape global patterns of biodiversity and resilience at different latitudes. The results have wide-ranging implications for predicting how species and ecosystems at different latitudes may respond to further environmental change.

About the Speaker

Dr. Lesley Lancaster is a macroecologist and evolutionary biologist broadly interested in spatial ecology and evolutionary processes during periods of environmental instability. She completed a PhD at the University of California Santa Cruz, studying social evolution in lizards, a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) in Santa Barbara, California, where she studied plant diversification in a Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot, and a research fellowship at Lund University in Sweden, where she investigated range shifts and their consequences for thermal adaptation, using damselflies as a model system. She is now an Associate Professor at the University of Aberdeen, where she conducts research on the biology of climate change across a wide range on insect and plant study systems. You can find her on twitter at @Lancaster_LT.

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on 21 Apr, 21:03

Global Politics Revisited: Towards a Complex Governance of Global Environmental Problems

17 May
18:00 - 19:30
Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC) Chulan Tower, at Royal Chulan Hotel
Dear friends and colleagues,
 
it is our pleasure to announce Global Politics Revisited: Towards a Complex Governance of Global Environmental Problems, a public talk by Phillippe Le Prestre, Professor of Political Science at Laval University, Quebec, Canada. In this talk, Professor Le Prestre will discuss potential new models of international environmental governance. More details below and in the attached flyer.
 
This event – Le French Mindset – is jointly organized by the French Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and UNMC’s Mindset Research Centre in the frame of May’s Le French Festival. The talk is aimed to a general audience including academics, students, government officers, NGOs, people from the relevant industries, and any person with an interest for environmental issues.
Please do join us and share this information with others who might be interested.
 
Best regards,
Ahimsa
 

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May 2017 Special Event – Le French Mindset
Title: Global Politics Revisited: Towards a Complex Governance of Global Environmental Problems
Guest Speaker: Prof. Phillippe Le Prestre
Date & time: Wed 17 May 2017, 6-7:30 pm
Venue: University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC), Level 2, Chulan Tower, No 3 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur (GPS: 3.149604, 101.716449)

Organizer: French Embassy in KL and Mindset, UNMC Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Studies

Refreshments will be served after the talk

Transport from and back to UNMC will be provided for students who register before Tue 7th Mar

[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)]

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About the Talk
The emergence and resolution of global environmental problems constitutes one of the major challenges to humanity’s quest for security and justice. Through its concern for the relationships between these issues and traditional political issues, for the various roles that international actors play in their dynamics, for the bases of international cooperation, and for the interactions among international and national arrangements, global ecopolitics opens a window onto the very nature and foundations of contemporary international relations. In this talk, Prof. Philippe Le Prestre will discuss the need to go beyond the received wisdom of international environmental politics and on how a complex systems approach might help define the contours of a new model of international environmental governance.
About the Speaker
Philippe Le Prestre is Professor of Political Science at Laval University (Quebec, Canada), and in 2015-2016 was awarded the “International Francqui Professor” Chair of the Francqui Foundation (Belgium). Philippe Le Prestre holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University (Bloomington, USA) as well as graduate degrees in Ecology from the Université Sorbonne Paris-Cité. A past chair of the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association, he has been a member of numerous national and international scientific committees. Out of a dozen books on international environmental politics and international relations, Philippe Le Prestre is the author of The World Bank and the Environmental Challenge (Associated University Presses, 1989), Protection de l’environnement et relations internationales (Armand-Colin, 2005) and Global Ecopolitics Revisited (Routledge, 2017).
on 16 Mar, 20:04
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[Mindset Special Event] Prof Bill Laurance – Infrastructure & conservation

[Mindset Special Event] Prof Bill Laurance – Infrastructure & conservation
Past Event
31 Mar
18:00 - 19:30
Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC) Chulan Tower, at Royal Chulan Hotel

On Friday 31st of March we have a Mindset Special Event with Professor William F. Laurance talking about ‘Optimizing Infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific Region’.

Bill Laurance is a Distinguished Research Professor and Australian Laureate at James Cook University (Australia), where he is the Director of the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science (CTESS). Bill is also Director of ALERT – a scientific organization that advances environmental sustainability and reaches around 500,000 informed readers each week. Bill is one of the most prolific and cited authors in conservation science. In this talk, he will emphasize the need to maximize the social and economic benefits of new infrastructure – particularly roads – while minimizing their environmental costs. More details below.

Please note that this is a special event and that will take place on Friday (rather than the usual Wednesdays). Venue and time will be the usual. Mindset’s Public 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.

Please do join us and share this information with others who might be interested.

Mindset Special Event, March 2017

Title: Optimizing Infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific Region
Guest Speaker: Prof William F. Laurance
Date & time: Fri 31 Mar 2017, 6-7:30 pm
Venue: University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC), Level 2, Chulan Tower, No 3 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur (GPS: 3.149604, 101.716449)
Organizer: Mindset, UNMC Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Studies
RSVP: Tue 24th Mar, Praveena.Chackrapani@nottingham.edu.my
Refreshments will be served after the talkTransport from and back to UNMC will be provided for students who register before Tue 24th Mar
[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 Talk

Developing nations need better roads and transportation infrastructure to create economic opportunities and social development. However, if inadequately planned and constructed, roads can create an array of economic, social, environmental and political problems.  Effectively designing and prioritizing roads is essential because at least 25 million kilometers of new roads are expected by 2050—enough to encircle the Earth more than 600 times. About 90% of these new roads will be constructed in developing nations that sustain exceptional biodiversity and ecosystem services. I will highlight ongoing efforts to maximize the social and economic benefits of new roads and transportation infrastructure while minimizing their environmental costs and socio-political and economic risks, focusing on the Asia-Pacific nations of Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

About the Speaker

William Laurance is a Distinguished Research Professor and Australian Laureate at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia.  He joined JCU in 2009 after having spent 14 years as a Senior Staff Scientist with the Smithsonian Institution, based in Brazil and Panama. Professor Laurance also holds the Prince Bernhard Chair in International Nature Conservation at Utrecht University, Netherlands, and is a research associate at the Smithsonian and Harvard University. At James Cook University, Laurance is director of the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science, an active interdisciplinary research group with about one hundred investigators working in more than 40 tropical nations.  He also founded and directs ALERT—the Alliance of Leading Environmental Researchers and Thinkers—a scientific organization that advances environmental sustainability and reaches around 500,000 informed readers worldwide each week.

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on 21 Feb, 12:50
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[Mindset Public Talk] Dr Martin Mahony – Science, politics and culture in the Anthropocene

[Mindset Public Talk] Dr Martin Mahony – Science, politics and culture in the Anthropocene
Past Event
15 Mar
18:00 - 19:30
Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre

It is our pleasure to announce March’s Mindset Public Talk – Is this ‘the age of humans’? Science, politics and culture in the Anthropocene, by Dr Martin Mahony, Research Fellow at the School of Geography of the University of Nottingham, UK Campus. In this talk, Dr Mahony will introduce how social scientists and humanities scholars have been approaching the idea of the Anthropocene, the ‘age of humans’ geological epoch. More details below and in the attached flyer.

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. 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.

Please do join us and share this information with others who might be interested.


Mindset Public Talk, March 2017

Title: Is this ‘the age of humans’? Science, politics and culture in the Anthropocene
Guest Speaker: Dr Martin Mahony
Date & time: Wed 15 Mar 2017, 6-7:30 pm
Venue: University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC), Level 2, Chulan Tower, No 3 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur (GPS: 3.149604, 101.716449)Organizer: Mindset, UNMC Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Studies
RSVP: Tue 7th Mar, 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 Tue 7th Mar [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 Talk

A group of scientists responsible for splicing up geological time into distinct eras recently recommended that the ‘Anthropocene’ be officially adopted as a new geological epoch. This ‘age of humans’ is one which is defined by massive human impacts on the natural environment, to a point where that impact is actually visible in the geological record. 

The public debate about the Anthropocene has understandably been dominated by scientific voices debating the extent and timing of this human impact. But the concept also raises vital questions about how we understand the relationships between science, culture, politics, and environmental change, and more broadly of how we conceive of the human place in the world. This talk will introduce how social scientists and humanities scholars have been approaching the idea of the Anthropocene. While some see the concept as a useful challenge to conventional nature/culture distinctions, others see the whole idea of the Anthropocene as just another self-indulgent way of understanding our power and our subordination of nature. Others simply question who this ‘anthropos’ is that everybody’s talking about – aren’t some humans more responsible for the onset of the Anthropocene than others? The debate about the Anthropocene therefore provides an opportunity to reflect anew on how societies understand their relationships to each other and to nature, as well as to reflect on the complex relationships between science, politics and culture.

About the Speaker

Dr Martin Mahony is a Research Fellow in the Cultural & Historical Geography research group in the School of Geography, University of Nottingham, UK. He works on the intersections of environment, science and society, with a particular focus on the cultural politics of climate, the history of the atmospheric sciences, and the science-policy interface. His current research interests include the historical geographies of science, empire and climate in the British colonial world.

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on 2 Feb, 19:51
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[Mindset Public Talk] Prof Nathalie Dubois, Dr Keely Mills, Dr Suzanne McGowan – Aquatic Transitions: Understanding the Anthropocene using lake sediment records, Thu 16 Feb, 6pm, KLTC

[Mindset Public Talk] Prof Nathalie Dubois, Dr Keely Mills, Dr Suzanne McGowan – Aquatic Transitions: Understanding the Anthropocene using lake sediment records, Thu 16 Feb, 6pm, KLTC
Past Event
16 Feb
18:00 - 19:30
Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre

It’s our pleasure to announce that we will have three guest speakers for the Mindset Public Talk in February. Prof Nathalie Dubois (EAWAG, Switzerland), Dr Keely Mills (British Geological Survey) and Dr Suzanne McGowan (University of Nottingham, UK) will talk to us about ‘Aquatic Transitions: Understanding the Anthropocene using lake sediment records’. The speakers are visiting Malaysia for, and this event forms part of, an international workshop run by the Aquatic Transitions Working Group of PAGES (Past Global Changes).

This is a very nice opportunity to explore how humans in Malaysia and elsewhere have impacted the environment over the sweep of time to the present, and the related idea of the ‘Anthropocene’. More details are below and in the attached flyer.

This event is one of Mindset’s Public Talks – monthly events that are generally held in the third week of each month. Please note that, unusually, February’s talk will be on a Thursday evening. 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 look forward to seeing you at this and future Mindset events.

Please do join us and share this information with others who might be interested.

 

Mindset Public Talk, February 2017

Title: Aquatic Transitions: Understanding the Anthropocene using lake sediment records

Guest Speakers: Prof Nathalie Dubois (EAWAG, Switzerland), Dr Keely Mills (British Geological Survey), Dr Suzanne McGowan (University of Nottingham, UK)

Date & time: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 6-7:30 pm

Venue: University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC), Level 2, Chulan Tower, No 3 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur (GPS: 3.149604, 101.716449)

Organizers: Mindset, UNMC Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Studies & the Aquatic Transitions Working Group funded by PAGES

RSVP: Mon 13 Feb, 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 Fri 10 Feb

[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 Talk

Freshwater resources provide many crucial ecosystem services, and yet they are threatened by human impacts such as toxic pollution, nutrient enrichment, exotic species introductions and excessive soil erosion which have escalated during the ‘Anthropocene’. Sustainable freshwater management requires rigorous understanding of how human impacts influence aquatic ecosystems. In this lecture, three experts will explain how paleolimnologists unlock the secrets of lake sediments to interpret past changes. The second part of the lecture will explore how such techniques have been applied in northwest Europe to document human impacts over thousands of years. Finally, the lecture will present new research on sediment cores from the iconic Malaysian lake Tasik Chini to explore how environmental changes associated with land use conversion, mining and damming have changed the ecology of this unique flood pulse wetland.

About the Speakers

This public lecture is part of a workshop run by the Aquatic Transitions Working Group funded by PAGES (Past Global Changes). More information about this initiative can be accessed at http://pastglobalchanges.org/ini/wg/aquatic-transitions/intro

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on 30 Nov, 19:37
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[Mindset Public Talk] Dr Benoit Goossens – wildlife habitat fragmentation in the Kinabatangan

[Mindset Public Talk] Dr Benoit Goossens – wildlife habitat fragmentation in the Kinabatangan
Past Event
7 Dec
18:00 - 20:00
Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC) Chulan Tower, at Royal Chulan Hotel

It’s our pleasure to announce that Dr Benoit Goossens will be our guest for December’s Mindset Public Talk. Dr Benoit Goossens is the Director of the Danau Girang Field Centre in Sabah and he will talk to us about ‘Wildlife responses to habitat fragmentation and degradation in the Kinabatangan landscape’. Dr Benoit and his team are doing outstanding wildlife research on species such as Bornean elephants, banteng, sun bear, clouded leopard, Malay civet, Sunda pangolin, and many others. This will be a good opportunity to compare wildlife conservation challenges and potential solutions in Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia. More details below and in the attached flyer.

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. 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.

Please do join us and share this information with others who might be interested.

Mindset Public Talk, December 2016

Title: Wildlife responses to habitat fragmentation and degradation in the Kinabatangan landscape
Guest Speaker: Dr Benoit Goossens
Date & time: Wed 7 Dec 2016, 6-7:30 pm
Venue: University of Nottingham Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC), Level 2, Chulan Tower, No 3 Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur (GPS: 3.149604, 101.716449)
Organizer: Mindset, UNMC Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental StudiesRSVP: Mon 5th Dec, 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 Fri 2nd Dec
[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 Talk

Dr Benoit Goossens will present an overview of the current wildlife research undertaken in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, eastern Sabah, at the Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC), that is contributing directly to species conservation and management. For the last eight years, students working at DGFC have been extremely active in developing research programmes on several flagship species including the Bornean elephant, the Bornean banteng, the sun bear, the clouded leopard, the Malay civet, the Sunda pangolin, the proboscis monkey, the slow loris and tarsier, the water monitor lizard, the estuarine crocodile and the reticulated python. A large array of innovative tools has been used, such as satellite collars, infra-red camera traps, conservation drone, land surveys and population genetics. I will review the results produced during the last eight years and highlight their direct contribution to wildlife conservation.

About the Speaker

Dr Benoît Goossens is the Director of the Danau Girang Field Centre in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, a research and training facility co-managed by Sabah Wildlife Department and Cardiff University. He is also a Lecturer at Cardiff University and he has more than 15 years of experience in the field of conservation genetics, having carried out projects on the population genetics of Sumatran and Bornean orangutans, and Bornean elephant in South-East Asia, giant and red pandas in China, chimpanzees and forest elephant in central Africa, black rhinoceros in Zimbabwe and Kenya. He has published more than 70 scientific papers. Dr Goossens holds a PhD in biology from University of Grenoble, France. His research interests are in conservation biology and the related fields of molecular ecology and behavioural ecology.

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