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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Yolanda van Heezik

Nature connections and biodiversity in our urban green spaces Urban ecology is a relatively recent discipline, because historically ecology has focused on more “pristine” natural environments, with highly modified landscapes seen as being of little interest. Urban ecology recognises that because humans are the driving force in urban landscapes, influencing biodiversity in a variety of ways, a socio-ecological approach is required to understand patterns of diversity and species distributions.

This presentation describes urban ecological research in New Zealand that seeks to understand the social and environmental drivers of species’ distributions, the factors influencing interactions between people and nature, as well as multi-disciplinary research designed to support conservation initiatives.

This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee and juice.

Streaming information

The lecture will be live-streamed at the link below:

Professor Yolanda Van Heezik's IPL video stream

Date Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Time 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Type Lecture
Online and in-person
CampusDunedin
DepartmentZoology
LocationCastle 1 Lecture Theatre, 75 Albany Street, Dunedin North
CostFree
Contact NameEvents Hub
Contact Phone+64 3 479 4875
Contact Emailevents@otago.ac.nz
Websitehttps://www.otago.ac.nz/its/services/teaching/streaming/otago600496.html

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