Event: Free Webinar – The Role of Ecosystems…whatever did they do for us?

Centre for Alternative Technology

24 June 2020

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Cost: Free

Sectors: ecology, carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Join us for the fifth in our new series of free online webinars, where CAT lecturer Dr Jane Fisher will take us on an exploration of the role ecosystems have in keeping us all alive.

Our new series of free online webinars will feature different speakers, from our Graduate School lecturers to Short Course tutors, talking on a wide array of sustainability related topics, from energy and water provision to how we can create a zero carbon Britain.

Key Information

  • Duration: 1 hour, including talk and Q&
  • Upcoming dates: Wednesday 24 June 2020
  • Start time: 7.30pm
  • Spaces are limited to 100 people
  • Booking required (see below)
  • There will be opportunities to ask questions

Course content

Delve into the vast topic of ecosystems and explore some of the factors that keep all life on earth going. 

From global systems to intimate local habitats, join us and explore how they work and what they do. The webinar will also look at the role human activity has played, and the threats this poses to the very life support system we rely on. 

Tutor Profile

Dr Jane Fisher started as joint head of Education at CAT in October 2014 before moving into the role as Lead Academic in April 2016. Prior to joining CAT, Jane worked as a lecturer and BSc programme leader in ecology and conservation at Liverpool John Moores University.

She also has substantial experience as a research ecologist at both Liverpool John Moores, and the University of Liverpool, where she completed her PhD. Jane’s research has focused particularly on freshwater and wetland ecology, mainly into the relationships between phytoplankton, diatoms, macrophytes and eutrophication. This includes research for the Natural Environment Research Council, Environment Agency and the European Commission.

To find out more and book a place visit –  www.cat.org.uk/events/free-webinar-the-role-of-ecosystemswhatever-did-they-do-for-us/

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