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lnsights on the science-policy interface from monitoring invasive species

BIOCHANGE seminar series: Professor Melodie A. McGeoch

28.09.2020 | Anne Kirstine Mehlsen

Dato man 05 okt
Tid 09:00 10:00
Sted Department of Biology, Munkegade 114-116, building 1540-324

Speaker: PROF. MELODIE A. McGEOCH, LaTROBE UNIVERSITY, AUSTRALIA

Abstract:

Biodiversity governance is what holds the relevant actions, research, expertise, policy and institutions together as we work towards a common goal. International biodiversity partnerships have made significant progress over the last decade developing the concepts, tools and networks to span the boundaries of otherwise sometimes disconnected thinking and activity on biodiversity and how best to govern it. As a test case, monitering biological invasions has posed opportunities and challenges to implementing the vision to improve the quality, quantity and usefulness of biodiversity data. From a biodiversity perspective, biological invasions are a theoretically well­understood, species populations problem and one with substantial policy traction. Nonetheless, the many hurdles encountered in the process of implementing invasion monitering may provide more general insights on the work needed to support the Post- 2020 Biodiversity Framework. 1'11 provide an overview of progress on invasion monitering for the purpose of national and global reporting, examine what some of the more general emergent messages might be, and how these could guide work in the coming decade. Host: Ass. Prof. Alejandro Ordonez, Department of Biology, Aarhus University.

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If you would like to take part in the seminar via Zoom, please contact Center Manager Anne Blach Overgaard (anne.overgaard@bio.au.dk).

Institut for Biologi, Offentligheden / Pressen, Medarbejdere, Biochange