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on 18 Sep, 16:41

Public Symposium on Infrastructure & Conservation

Public Symposium on Infrastructure & Conservation
Aktiviti akan datang
5 Okt
Sepanjang hari
Hilton Hotel

On behalf of Professor William F. Laurance and the team at the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science (TESS), James Cook University, Cairns, Australia, you are invited to attend the Public Symposium on “Infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific: Promoting Benefits and Limiting Environmental Risks” to be held at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 5th of October (full day), registrations are free but essential and catering is included during the event.

The TESS team are working with multiple government departments, relevant non-governmental organisations, and many other stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region, to incorporate strategic planning of new roads and infrastructure development. Their work aims to ensure future road infrastructure maximises socio-economic opportunities for communities whilst minimising the detrimental environmental impacts that often accompany infrastructure development.

Besides a Keynote by Professor Bill Laurance there will be talks by Dr Reuben Clements (Rimba), Dr g. Balamurugan (ERE Group), myself, and other guest speakers.

If you wish to join us for this completely free event, please register now at http://www.global-roadmap.org/infra-ap-2017/

on 16 Sep, 10:22

Volunteer Story – 2 Amazing Weeks in BSBCC

Volunteer Story – 2 Amazing Weeks in BSBCC
Terbit

“At the beginning of the whole experience, I was very nervous of what I was getting myself into. I remember having to wipe the sweat off my palms because I was so nervous during the interview. I was also very worried about travelling to a foreign place and not knowing anybody there. However, all my worries melted away when I arrived. The staff were incredibly welcoming and immediately treated me as one of them the first day I was there. They made sure I was well taken care of and understood everything that was going on. It made me feel very welcomed and also made me gain a new sense of respect for how well run the organization is.” – Kimberly Louise Tam

 

With my new friends, Athirah and Batrisyia

With my new friends, Athirah and Batrisyia

 

Carried sacks of bear snacks, termite nests from our little hiking trip

Carried sacks of bear snacks, termite nests from our little hiking trip

 

Pretending to be sunbears!

Pretending to be sunbears!

Read more about Kimberly’s volunteering experience at http://www.bsbcc.org.my/bear-talk-blog/2-amazing-weeks-in-bsbcc

#bsbcc #sunbear #savesunbear #volunteer #volunteerstory #volunteering #volunteerism #sepilok #sabah #borneo

on 14 Sep, 16:23

[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
Aktiviti lepas
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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