LEC Seminar Online: Dr Nathalie Pettorelli 'How can international journals support science from the Global South?'

Wednesday 19 May 2021, 1:00pm to 1:45pm


Online via MS Teams

Open to

All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Prospective Undergraduate Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Registration not required - just turn up

Event Details

This presentation aims to generate discussions around what decolonising science means, why decolonising ecology is important, and what international journals can do to support this decolonisation process.

This seminar is based on an editorial by Dr Nathalie Pettorelli (Zoological Society of London) and colleagues, recently published by Journal of Applied Ecology, which can be found here: https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2664.13815.

The objective of this presentation will not be to provide a comprehensive overview of the causes of Humanity’s colonial past or its consequences for the practice of science; rather, it will focus on providing relevant background information to support the recent decisions made by Journal of Applied Ecology's senior editorial team about the way the journal operates. Attendees will be invited to share their feedback on these changes and discuss potentially overlooked actions.

The Chair for the session Professor Jos Barlow, co-author of the editorial, of Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University.

Dr Nathalie Pettorelli and Prof Jos Barlow are Senior Editors of the Journal of Applied Ecology and are both active on Twitter: @Pettorelli and @JosBarlow respectively.

Joining the seminar

This seminar will be held live online through Microsoft Teams. All are very welcome to join us!

Link to join the session at 13:00 (UK time) 19 May 2021 will be added here in due course.

Guidance on joining a Teams event available here.


  • 13:00 (UK time) Welcome and introduction
  • 20 minute presentation from our speaker
  • Speaker takes questions from our live virtual audience submitted through the text 'Chat' function
  • Seminars will be recorded and videos will be uploaded in due course onto Lancaster Environment Centre's YouTube channel

You can also join the conversation on Twitter: #LECSeminar.

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Dr Nathalie Pettorelli

Zoological Society of London

Contact Details

Name Dr Ali Birkett