Field Work in the Life and Earth Sciences
|Venue:||The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom|
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 211
DAY MEETING 09:30–18:00 Tuesday 7 November 2017
This meeting will bring together field work practitioners across a variety of disciplines in the life and earth sciences, presenting their first hand experiences. They will demonstrate the continuing importance of field work in advancing our knowledge of our planet, discuss ethical issues on specimen collecting, and how advances in modern technology have facilitated acquisition of field data for biodiversity conservation and better understanding of climate change.
- Bird Assemblage Development in the Canopy and Understorey of Neotropical Secondary Forest | Tom Bradfer-Lawrence, Nick Gardner & Daisy H Dent.
- Exploring Diversification of Spiders on Volcanic Islands: the Cases of Tetragnatha (Society islands) and Wendilgarda galapagensis (Isla del Coco) | Darko D Cotoras Viedma.
- On the Diversity & Distribution of the Bioengineer Sabellaria alveolata in Ireland: Past & Present | Louise B Firth.
- Systematics and Biogeography of Butterflies: the Solomons and New Hebrides Archipelagos | John Tennent FLS.
- Frogs, turtles and insects in Trinidad & Tobago | J Roger Downie, E Geoffrey Hancock & Malcolm Kennedy.
- A pioneer forest restoration project: Berenty Private Reserve, southern Madagascar | Vanessa Winchester, Alison Jolly, Hantanirina Rasamimanana, Sahoby Raharison, Rubin Sagar, Krithika Sampath & Janet McCrae
- Endemics from the Chihuahuan Desert with edaphic affinity in gypsum soils: a case of phylogeography and genetic diversity studies for Tidestromia (Amaranthaceae) | Ivonne Sánchez-del Pino