[ceevol] FW: Wallace100 lecture series information

  • From: "Langridge, Chris" <c.langridge@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "ceevol@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ceevol@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2013 15:19:56 +0000

As part of the Wallace100 celebrations taking part in 2013, the Natural History 
Museum will be hosting a monthly lecture series. These lectures are part of the 
Museum's participation in Wallace100, an international programme of projects 
and events celebrating the centenary of Wallace's death on 7 November 2013. At 
these monthly events, leading biologists and historians will discuss different 
aspects of Wallace's life and work. The series also highlights the significance 
of the Museum as a focal point for Wallace collections and studies.

The Natural History Museum 10 October 16:30 - 17:30, Flett Events Theatre

Wallace's legacy: from biogeography to conservation biology

How did Wallace's pioneering understanding of species distribution change 
science, and how does it continue to have an impact today? Find out in this 
free afternoon lecture.

Wallace recognised that humans played a major role in biogeography - the 
geographic distribution of plants and animals over geological time - a view 
that was not widely appreciated by his contemporaries.

The talk is presented by Dr Tom Fayle from Imperial College. This is the 9th in 
our series of Wallace100 lectures.

Free tickets need to be booked in advance
Book tickets 
Doors open 16.00

Dr Fayle will discuss how Wallace's ideas have had a major impact on 
biogeography and conservation biology since the 19th century, with a particular 
focus on southeast Asian insects.

About Dr Tom Fayle
Tom Fayle is an ecologist, with an interest in community and behavioural 
ecology and conservation biology. He holds postdoctoral positions at the 
University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic, and Imperial College London. His 
work focuses on tropical ants, and has taken him to Malaysian Borneo and Papua 
New Guinea.

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