LEC Winter Conference: 'Science for the Anthropocene'

LEC Winter Conference: 'Science for the Anthropocene'

Friday 11 January 2019, 10:00am to 4:00pm


Biology Lecture Theatre, Lancaster, United Kingdom, LA1 4YW - View Map

Open to

Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Staff, Undergraduates


Registration not required - just turn up

Event Details

Our annual departmental Winter Conference this year explores 'Science for the Anthropocene': the period of significant human impact on the Earth's geology and ecosystems. Therefore it is relevant to all, and all are welcome to join us!

09:30 Coffee

10:00 – 10:55 Opening session

  1. Head of Department Phil Barker - LEC in numbers
  2. Ian Hughes (LEC Graduate) - Inspiring Lancaster University's involvement with the Eden Project North
  3. Keynote address - Jane Knight from Eden Project North

10:55 – 12:00 Session 1: Climate and Human Impact

  1. Ally Gormally: 'Energy from Magma; case study of an emergent issue'
  2. Mandy Stoker: 'Digging up the dirt on human impact'
  3. Dmitry Yumashev: 'Climate policy implications of nonlinear decline of Arctic land permafrost, snow and sea ice'
  4. Simon Batterbury leads discussion, including questions from the floor

12:00 – 12:45 Session 2: Reaching Out

  1. Emma Sayer: 'From "Us and Them" to "All Together Now" - why we should make science accessible to everyone'
  2. Carly Stevens: 'The Science Hunters project - outreach and engagement with Minecraft' (Demo over lunch)
  3. Open discussion including Jane Knight from Eden Project North

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:25 Session 3: Digital Innovation & Infrastructure for Environment

  1. Paul Whaley: 'Machine Learning and Knowledge Systems for the Anthropocene'
  2. Giovanni Bettini: 'Clouding Skies: towards a digital turn in 'Loss and Damage' governance?'
  3. Andy Folkard leads discussion, including questions from the floor

14:25 – 15:25 Session 4: Ecosystems & Societal Change

  1. Marleen Schutter: 'Linking Ecosystem Services Aspirations with Policy and Practice in the Blue Economy'
  2. Anna Woodhead: 'Coral reef ecosystem services in the Anthropocene'
  3. Jacob Phelps: 'Sustainability through liability: Environmental science in the courtroom'
  4. Gordon Walker leads discussion, including questions from the floor

15:25 – 15:40 Where do we go from here?

15:40 – 16:00 ‘LEC’s Got Talent’ and refreshments provided by resident not-for-profit charity New Phytologist Trust


Contact Details

Name Dr Ali Birkett


Telephone number

+44 1524 593713