Sampling the Deep

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
02074344479 ext 211

EVENING LECTURE 18:00–19:00 Thursday 19 September 2019

The Wave
© Kirsty Kemp

Research into ecological and physiological patterns in the deep sea suffers the restriction of limited access to the environment. Deep sea research remains a field where questions still greatly exceed answers and the interesting observation that data collected in the difficult winter season have invariably thrown up unexpected results, is worth keeping in mind. However, as technology advances the deep sea becomes steadily more accessible to both scientists and fishers. There is a real need for continuous and consistent sampling of this ecosystem to understand the mechanisms driving community patterns, and ultimately, perhaps belatedly, the scale and extent of our own impact.

Dr Kirsty Kemp is a Research Fellow at the Zoological Society of London. Her work is mostly undertaken in the context of developing realistic and sustainable management practices in the marine environment.

    • This event is free and open to all.
    • Registration is essential. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Doors will open at 17:30. Please note that the meeting room will open at 17:45, 15 minutes prior to the start of the talk.
    • Tea will be served in the Library from 17:30 and the event will be followed by a white wine reception (cash bar).
    • Please note that Fellows-only tickets are limited to two tickets per Fellow (one for themself and a guest).

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