School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Centre for the Study of
Environmental Change and Sustainability

SEMINARS


Seminar Programme

The CECS seminar series will resume in September 2010. Further details of the programme will be released shortly. Seminars will be held between 1300 and 1400 on Tuesdays in room 302 of the Crew Building approximately once per fortnight through the teaching semesters. Informal talks, visiting speakers and discussion groups may be timetabled more frequently or on different days and times. You can contact us at cecs-office@ed.ac.uk
 



AUTUMN 2010

Date/time Location Speaker Title Host
Tuesday 28th Sep, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Blake Alcott
University of Leeds
The Case for Caps on Resource Use SH
we hope to reschedule at a later date THIS SEMINAR IS CANCELLED Nigel Dudley
Equilibrium Research
Protected areas SH
Tuesday 19th Oct, 1300 hr NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE

Lecture Theatre, Grant Institute

Paul van Gardingen
University of Edinburgh
Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation. The ESPA research programme and pathway to development impact BH
Tuesday 2nd Nov, 1300 hr Crew room 302 James Watt
Technical Manager - CCS and Renewable Energy, Amec, Darlington
Sustainable Development AM
Tuesday 9th Nov, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Christopher Ives
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
The influence of corridor width and landscape characteristics on the biodiversity of urban riparian zones SR
Wednesday 10th Nov, 1130 hr Swan Lecture Theatre Robert Watson
Chief Scientific Adviser DEFRA
Climate change, loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services degradation: food and water security

This seminar is hosted by our colleagues in Global Change

Tuesday 16th Nov, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Mike Snyder et al.
Transition Edinburgh
Sustainable Lifestyles and Higher Education?: Challenges and Opportunities for the Transition Edinburgh University Project

link to Transition Edinburgh website for more information

BH
Tuesday 23rd Nov, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Douglas McLaren and Linda Kosciewicz-Fleming
Land Use Strategy Team, Scottish Government
Land Use Strategy consultation document - presentation and discussion session

link to Scottish Government website for more information

RW
Tuesday 30th Nov, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Meriwether Wilson
University of Edinburgh
Re-thinking the marine edge: can infrastructure enhance coastal marine ecosystem services? BH



SPRING 2010

Date/time Location Speaker Title Host
Tuesday 12th Jan, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Dr Patricia Thornley
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester
Bioenergy in the UK: accounting for environmental, economic and social impacts SS
Tuesday 26th Jan, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Professor Patrick Devine-Wright
University of Exeter
Putting renewable energy into place: a case study of public engagement and social acceptance of offshore wind energy CH
Tuesday 9th Feb, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Amy Fetzer
Freelance journalist, sustainability consultant and author of Climb the Green Ladder
Climb the Green Ladder: make your company and career more sustainable SA
Tuesday 23rd Feb, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Gill Davies
Energy Saving Trust
Household renewables KB


AUTUMN 2009

Date/time Location Speaker Title Host
Tuesday 29th Sep, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Professor Mike Hulme
University of East Anglia
Why we disagree about climate change: mythologising nostalgia, fear, hubris and justice SS
Tuesday 13th Oct, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Alex Hill
Chief Advisor's Office, Scotland and Ireland Met Office
Warm Words or Hot Air?

This seminar is hosted in conjunction with the Contemporary Climate Group

RE
Tuesday 27th Oct, 1300 hr Crew room 302
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Tuesday 10th Nov, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Derek Mitchell
Project Manager, The Hydrogen Office
The Hydrogen Office and the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell opportunity GR
Tuesday 24th Nov, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Professor Mary Bownes
University of Edinburgh
Why researchers need to engage with the public and how the Edinburgh Beltane can help you BH
Tuesday 8th Dec, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Dr Terry Newholm
Manchester Business School
Marketing sustainable lifestyles in affluent consumer cultures KB



SPRING 2010

Date/time Location Speaker Title Host
Tuesday 12th Jan, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Dr Patricia Thornley
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester
Bioenergy in the UK: accounting for environmental, economic and social impacts SS
Tuesday 26th Jan, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Professor Patrick Devine-Wright
University of Exeter
Putting renewable energy into place: a case study of public engagement and social acceptance of offshore wind energy CH
Tuesday 9th Feb, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Amy Fetzer
Freelance journalist, sustainability consultant and author of Climb the Green Ladder
Climb the Green Ladder: make your company and career more sustainable SA
Tuesday 23rd Feb, 1300 hr Crew room 302 Gill Davies
Energy Saving Trust
Household renewables KB