Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Seminar about conservation biology in South Africa on September 15
This coming Wednesday (15 September), PhD-student John Simaika from Stellenbosch University in South Africa will give a presentation about conservation biology entitled:
"Advances in monitoring and prioritizing riverine habitats for conservation using biotic indices with special emphasis on South Africa."
John is a PhD-student of Professor Mike Samways, who is head of the Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology in Stellenbosch. Samways and his students have especially studied the conservation biology of rare, endemic and threatened odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) and developed various habitat restoration strategies to increase the population sizes of some rare species.
Prof. Samways and I have recently initiated a research collaboration and an exchange programme between Lund and Stellenbosch Universities, that was launched earlier this year and will run for the coming three years. John is here for a short visit as part of this programme. I will announce this seminar also to people outside our lab-group. Time and place as usual:
"Darwin" on September 15, 10.15.
Please spread the word about this talk to all other interested students and researchers in the Ecology Building!