Virtual Conference on Ecology and Climate Change

Following on from what seemed to be a quite popular Virtual Conference on Pollinators, Pollination and Flowers I thought I’d mark this week’s Paris talks on tackling climate change with a second  “virtual conference” on the topic of climate change and how it may affect (and be affected by) natural and agricultural ecological systems.

This is a great set of talks* with some very thought-provoking ideas.  Hope you enjoy them.

Douglas Sheil  (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)

Do forests attract rain?


Hans Joosten (University of Griefswald)

For peat’s sake – bogs and climate change


Nicola Di Cosmo (Institute for Advanced Study)

Climate, conflict, and historical method


Ben Beard (NCEZID Centers for Disease Control)

Climate change, ecology, and disease emergence


Jennifer Cartwright and Bill Wolfe (USGS Tennessee Water Science Center)

Climate-sensitive, insular ecosystems of the Southeast U.S.


Nabil Nemer (American University of Beirut)

Are changes in insect patterns in the Lebanese Mountains evidence of climate change?


Lini Wollenberg (University of Vermont)

Climate Change Mitigation on Agriculture-Forest Landscapes


Tim Benton (University of Leeds)

Food and the future: climate and resilience


Feel free to discuss the talks in the comments section and to post links to other talks on the same topic.


*I’m assuming that, as all of these videos are in the public domain, none of the presenters or copyright owners objects to them being presented here.  If you do, please get in touch and I’ll remove it.

1 thought on “Virtual Conference on Ecology and Climate Change

  1. Pingback: Pollinators, flowers, natural selection and speciation: a virtual conference | Jeff Ollerton's Biodiversity Blog

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