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Podcast of Prof. Folke’s Q&A session

When there is a crisis, things are breaking down but opportunities are also opening up. The question is who is coming into that arena and making choices of what to do?

Podcast of Prof. Folke’s lecture

My talk is going to concentrate a lot on what we call ‘reconnecting to the biosphere’. How can we reconnect our own actions and activities to start collaborating with the planet to enhance the likelihood of a good life for people on Earth?

Podcast of Prof. Willis’ Q&A session

[Resilience] is now a CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) target and they’ve only got 18 targets … So clearly it isn’t just a wacky idea that a few conservationists are thinking about. It’s now firmly within government policy.

Podcast of Prof. Willis’ lecture

I’m sure every single speaker who talks on resilience over the next six weeks will give you a slightly different definition, and I think in some ways that is one of the problems that we have to address: the whole question of what do we mean by resilience?

Speaker Bio: Professor Kathy Willis

The best way to be introduced to the multi-talented Kathy Willis is to hear about her work and her motivations in her own words:

Podcast of Prof. Chapin’s lecture

We need to think about the relationship between science and society much more in terms of dialogue rather than as conveying of information. I think, at least speaking for ecologists, we tend to view the issue as one of information deficit rather than as an issue of public engagement and so I think we need to redefine the way we think about communication between science and society.

Speaker Bio: Professor Stuart Chapin

Terry Chapin

Prof. Stuart "Terry" Chapin

Professor F. Stuart Chapin III – known by many simply as ‘Terry’ – is Professor Emeritus of Ecology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Initially an economics major, Chapin switched his degree to Biology and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1966. After a couple of years spent in Colombia as part of the Peace Corps, he obtained his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at Stanford University. Since then, he has been based predominantly in Alaska, save for a brief stint (1989-1998) at the University of California, Berkley.

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