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Sunday, 01 January 2017 - Sunday, 31 December 2017

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The illegal international trade in wildlife is now of major concern to governments as well as conservationists, with 46 governments signing up to the 2014 London Declaration committing to tackle the issue at the highest level.
Event Time
16:00
Venue
Lancaster University Management School - Lecture Theatre 5
The story of human civilization - our developing relationship to nature, to food, religion, science, time, and one another - can all be told by a loaf of freshly-baked, warm-from-the-oven sourdough bread. Professor, Dr. Eric Pallant will deliver a lecture and fresh-baked sourdough bread!
Event Time
13:00
Venue
Training Rooms, Gordon Manley Building, Lancaster Environment Centre
Steve's research focuses on increasing crop productivity and sustainability through photosynthesis. In this seminar, Steve will discuss his recent research which increased plant productivity by boosting levels of three proteins involved in photosynthesis, offering hope for improving food crops.
Event Time
14:00-15:00
Venue
Training Rooms, Lancaster Environment Centre III
Join Professor Bill Davies and Dr Shane Rothwell as they discuss working with small holder farmers in Ghana to increase agricultural sustainability.
Event Time
13:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, LEC 3
Join Professor Dom Spracklen from the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds as he discusses deforestation, fires, air quality and climate.
Event Time
12:00
Venue
Bowland North Seminar Room 23
Dr Matt Jones (University of Essex) focuses his research on the interaction between light signals from the environment and the plant circadian clock, with the ultimate goal of minimizing crop loss in adverse conditions.
Event Time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC 3)
Visualizing the energy transitions of countries under binding climate constraints. Dr Denes Csala presents the outcomes of a global agent-based simulation, where we have designed coordinated energy transitions for all countries in manner that they all fit by design into the planetary emissions constraints to limit global warming below 2 oC. (Click on title for registration details)
Event Time
11:30 - 13:00
Venue
FST Training and Development Centre, A76 Science and Technology Building
Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business hosts a community-building soup-and-bread lunch. The soup will be vegan, and largely sourced from local ingredients, with catering by a local community organisation.
Event Time
12:30 - 13:30
Venue
A99, Lancaster University Management School
The weekend will include presentations, workshops, site visits, social events, 1-2-1 advice on CIWEM chartership, and the new member's competition.
Event Time
9:00
Venue
Lancaster University
Networking event for Lancaster researchers and collaborators attending the European Geosciences Union General Assembly meeting, Vienna
Event Time
19:00 (local time, Vienna)
Venue
Austria Centre, Vienna
Prof Alan Hughes argues that the Pathways to Impact approach misses the importance of arts and humanities and more particularly the role of management in driving productivity and innovation
Event Time
11:00-12:00
Venue
Lecture Theatre 09, Lancaster University Management School
Prof Malcolm Joyce wonders: what might the future hold and what opportunities does it present for nuclear energy research?
Event Time
11.30-13.00
Venue
FST Training and Development Centre, A76 Science and Technology Building
Organiser
Energy Lancaster
Prof Gwen Ottinger discusses “Meaning from Monitoring,” a participatory design project with residents of refinery communities in the San Francisco Bay area
Event Time
13:00-14:00
Venue
Lecture Theatre 11, C-floor, Management School
Organiser
Lancaster Environment Centre, Centre for Science Studies, Centre for the Study of Environmental Change
How do we produce crops in dry countries in the face of changing patterns of drought? Dr Greg Rebetzke seminar with social sponsored by New Phytologist and Journal of Experimental Botany. For catering purposes please see details to register for free.
Event Time
Seminar 12:00 - 13:00; Social 13:00 - 15:00
Venue
Training Rooms, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster University
Organiser
Lancaster Environment Centre; Plant & Crop Sciences Research Group; with journals New Phytologist and Journal of Experimental Botany
On the 22nd May 2007 the Gordon Manley Building was officially opened to extend the department and provide accommodation for businesses and knowledge exchange. In 10 years the facility has helped LEC to become a national exemplar of Knowledge Exchange best practice.
Event Time
22nd May
Venue
Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster Environment Centre
Professor of Plant Physiology at the University of Essex, Prof Tracy Lawson will present work from her career in plant sciences.
Event Time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster Environment Centre
Prof Nick Graham: Notes from the field – Seychelles coral reefs devastated by climate change (again)
Event Time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Biology Lecture Theatre, Lancaster Environment Centre
Top 10 tips on how to get the public involved in your research with Lancaster University's Joe Buglass (Faculty Enterprise Officer) and Lindsey King (Faculty Enterprise Co-ordinator, Communications & Marketing)
Event Time
12:00 - 13:00
Venue
Bowland North SR03
Organiser
Research Bites
We are pleased to welcome Dr Contestabile to LEC to discuss the aims and scope of new journal Nature Sustainability, including seminar and informal lunch open to any interested parties.
Event Time
12:30 - 14:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster University
Antonios Mazaris is an Assistant Professor at the Dpt. of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece. His research currently focuses on conservation biogeography. For this research agenda he relies on the construction of ecological models. He is particularly fascinated by the ecology, evolution, and biogeography of sea turtles.
Event Time
14:00 - 15:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster University
A good job - unfinished? How faecal contamination in the ‘last 100 metres' of water provisioning hurts the urban poor and denies politicians a triumph
Event Time
09:30 - 10:30
Venue
FASS MR1 (ground floor)
Organiser
Institute of Social Futures
With Bran Knowles, Data Science Institute; Gordon Blair, School of Computing and Communications; Richard Tutton, Department of Sociology; Maria Angela Ferrario, School of Computing and Communications followed by open discussion.
Event Time
16:00 - 18:00+
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III)
Philip Oldham of JBA Risk Management discusses catastrophe modelling, especially topical following the 2015 Storm Desmond event
Event Time
11:00 - 12:00
Venue
Training Room 1, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III)
Organiser
JBA Risk Management
The Lancaster China Catalyst Programme and the Lancaster Confucius Institute are pleased to invite you to their joint Lancaster Forum on UK-China Innovation, at Lancaster University
Event Time
10:30 - 17:30
Venue
Management School, Lancaster University
Organiser
The Lancaster China Catalyst Programme and the Lancaster Confucius Institute
'More people, less land, and 172 solar panels: What I have been finding out from studying my old mud village in central Mali, 35 years on'
Event Time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster University
Dr. Guillermo Lopez Zamora to LEC to discuss his work with the Iberian Lynx European project
Event Time
12:00 - 13:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster Environment Centre
The future geopolitics of deep-sea mining
Event Time
09:30 - 10:30
Venue
FASS MR1 (ground floor)
Organiser
Institute of Social Futures
On the effect of isoprene emission on physiological performance of different genera of Arundineae
Event Time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Training Room 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster Environment Centre
Organiser
Plant & Crop Sciences group
Sustainable farming and soil “rootability”
Event Time
13:30 - 14:30
Venue
Training Room 1, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster Environment Centre
Ecological transitions during the evolution of C4 photosynthesis
Event Time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster Environment Centre
"Communications Technology, Life course Transitions and Energy Demand"
Event Time
16:00 - 18:00
Venue
FASS D72/MR11
Organiser
The DEMAND Centre http://www.demand.ac.uk/
With speakers from Zambia and Zimbabwe, British Geological Survey and London School of Health & Tropical Medicine joining those of Lancaster Environment Centre, this workshop will address the importance of biofortification (improving the nutritional quality of food crops through agronomy, plant breeding, and biotechnology practices) for African food security
Event Time
10:30 - 16:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster Environment Centre
"Liana cutting for restoring degraded tropical forest remnants"
Event Time
12:00 - 13:00
Venue
Training Room 1, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster Environment Centre
Innovations in Research towards a sustainable Africa http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/africanconference/
Event Time
4th and 5th September 2017
Organiser
Graduate School for the Environment; Lancaster Environment Centre; enviroFLY; Centre for Ecology and Hydrology; and Rothamstead Research
Lancaster Environment Centre and Lancaster Data Science Institute are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2017 British Branch meeting of the International Glaciological Society on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th September 2017.
Event Time
6th and 7th September 2017
Organiser
International Glaciological Society with Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster Data Science Institute, and the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
Prof Carl Bernacchi, Professor of Plant Biology, University of Illinois will give us an update on his SoyFACE research on crop production under heat stress and will introduce FRED and WILMA, his hyperspectral phenotyping army!
Event Time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster Environment Centre
Organiser
Plant & Crop Sciences research group
Following an introduction by Prof. Simon Batterbury, Prof. Camilla Toulmin of the International Institute for Environment and Development LEC Professor in Practice will share something of her fascinating experiences of working in West Africa and lead a discussion on what political ecology can bring to understanding long term change in the region
Event Time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster Environment Centre
Organiser
Political Ecology research group
North West business owners are invited to Lancaster University to find out more about how the award-winning Global Eco-Innovation Centre could help them to grow
Event Time
16:00 - 20:00
Venue
The Hub, Lancaster University Management School, LA1 4YX
Organiser
The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
Visiting Researcher to LEC, Dr. Antonio Díaz Espejo of the Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville will present his recent research in irrigation and crop ecophysiology through his seminar “Another piece of the Rosetta Stone in plant ecophysiology: role of ABA in stomatal conductance regulation”
Event Time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster Environment Centre
Organiser
Plant & Crop Science research group
Prof Julia Jones of Bangor University, asks "Who bears the cost of forest conservation?"
Event Time
12:00 - 14:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster Environment Centre
Organiser
Tropical Futures research challenge
To celebrate our PhD students' reserach, and welcome the new PhD students and introduce them to colleagues, while also giving them an idea of their likely progress throughout their PhD studies, we will host a postgraduate conference on the afternoon of Tuesday 3 October 2017
Event Time
14:00 - 17:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster Environment Centre
Organiser
Plant & Crop Sciences research group
Prof Gordon Walker, Prof Nigel Clark and Dr Ally Gormally discuss how "Earth, Heat and Fire" are vital to sustainability, social and environmental justice and our collective futures
Event Time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Training Rooms 1 & 2, Gordon Manley Building (LEC III), Lancaster Environment Centre
Organiser
Critical Geographies research group
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